Name of synagogue TEMPLUL MARE (Great Temple)
Street address 2, 1 MAI ST.; coordinates (longitude/latitude): 25.91610300/ 47.85352000
City and postcode RĂDĂUTI
Website of Jewish community or synagogue -
Website of Federation of Jewish Communities from Romania www.jewishfed.ro
Contact person for synagogue with telephone and email -
Contact at Jewish community (president): KOFLER IGO
Street address of Jewish community 11 ALEEA PRIMĂVERII, BL. 14, AP.1
Telephone number 0230.561.333 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street address of Jewish cemetery: 131 Ștefan cel Mare St.
Condition of the cemetery? - Good
Synagogue facts—you will not find all the answers, but it’s important to ask
When was it built? 1883 (according to some sources,1879).
Year(s) when it was remodeled or expanded – unknown to us
Name of architect(s) – unknown to us
Other synagogues that this architect built – unknown to us
Is it known who designed the brass candelabras etc? – N/A
Is it known who was the artist who painted on the walls? – N/A
How would you describe the condition? Very good.
How many Jews lived in this city before the Holocaust? In 1930, there were 5,647 Jews, out of a total population of 16,788.
What was its peak year of Jewish population? In 1911: 7,754.
How many synagogues were in the city then? – unknown to us
How many now? 3
Are the others used as synagogues? - Yes
If not, what are they used for? – N/A
If possible, give their addresses.
Chesed shel Emet Synagogue, 10 Topliței St., coordinates (longitude/latitude): 25.90978384
47.84475065; Synagogue (1830), Nr. 31, 1 Mai St., coordinates (longitude/latitude): 25.91610312/47.85352020
What was the fate of the Jews of this city during the Holocaust?
On 9 October 1941 the Jews from Rădăuți began to be deported to Transnistria. With the exception of 64 professionals, who were kept in town, the rest of the Jewish population was displaced, to the camps and ghettos of Mogilev, Djurin, Odobowka, Bershad, and Balta etc.
How many were murdered? The vast majority.
How many were living in the city from 1945 – 1948? In addition to survivors, who returned to Rădăuți in March 1944, refugees from northern Bucovina also settled in the town; in 1947, approximately 6,000 Jews were living there.
How many emigrated? in 1962 there were approximately 800 Jews.
How many live there today? 62.
What are the social services for Jews in the city, if any? – N/A
Congresul Mondial Evreesc. Secțiunea din România, Populația Evreească in cifre. Memento statistic (Bucharest, 1945): 46
FCER, Memoria cimitirelor evreiești (Bucharest, 2007): 44
Jean Ancel, Transnistria, 3 vols. (Bucharest, 1998);
Jean Ancel, Contribuții la istoria României: Problema evreiască, 1933–1944 (Bucharest, 2001), vol. 1, pt. 2, pp. 295–298;
Pinkas ha-kehilot. Romanyah, vol. 2 (Jerusalem, 1969–1980): 487 - 511
Arh. Aristide Streja, Arh. Lucian Schwartz, Sinagogi din România (Bucharest, 1996):96
The Romanian Synagogue Documentation Project
Underwritten by the David Berg Foundation
Grant recipient: Centropa, Vienna, Edward Serotta, Director,
Organizing Partner: The Center for Hebrew Studies and the Goldstein Goren
Center for Israel Studies, University of Bucharest, Felicia Waldman, Coordinator
Researcher: Anca Tudorancea, Center for the Study of the History of Romanian Jews
Photography: Daniel Gruenfeld, Oliver Beck Assistant
Web coordinator: Dragos Parasca