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Jewish Culture and History

Traces of Jewish culture in Thuringia go right back to the High Middle Ages. The Old Synagogue in Erfurt is unique, since it is more than 900 years old and the oldest synagogue in Europe north of the Alps which has survived complete with its roof. But it is not only in the state's capital city that cultural life reflects the Jewish past and present. Despite times of persecution and murder, there are still testimonials to Jewish life in other towns in Thuringia, such as Nordhausen and Sondershausen.