City of Hamburg acquires ruins of Jewish reform Temple

We are thrilled to share the news of the Senate of the City of Hamburg having acquired the remnants of the liberal Temple from 1844 in Hamburg city center. This is a groundbreaking step in the joint efforts to save this important remnant of Jewish heritage. Now this last remaining remnant of Jewish history in Hamburg’s city centre can finally become a lively and open place that is publically accessible. This is a unique opportunity to make a gem of Jewish topography visible again.

After all, some 300 years of Hamburg’s Jewish history have taken place in the Altstadt and Neustadt of Hamburg, today’s downtown area. Of this long history, the ruins of the temple in Poolstraße are the last witnesses telling this Jewish story of Hamburg.