Gothenburg Synagogue

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Gothenburg Synagogue
Synagoga synagogue Goteborg Göteborg.JPG
Gothenburg Synagogue
Basic information
Affiliation Judaism
Municipality Göteborg
Country Sweden
Completed 1855 (1855)

The Gothenburg Synagogue (Swedish: Göteborgs synagoga) at Stora Nygatan, near Drottningtorget, Gothenburg, Sweden, was opened in 1855[1] according to the designs of the German architect August Krüger. The synagogue has 300 seats.

Between 25-30% of the membership fees are used for security measures, as Jews are attacked by migrants from the Middle East, the far-left and the far-right.[2]

The synagogue was firebombed on Saturday, 9 December 2017.[3][4] Three non-Swedish men were arrested.[5][6] Prosecutor Stina Lundqvist said about 10 to 15 people may have attacked "in concert",[7] the attack was condemned as antisemitic by mayor Ann-Sofie Hermansson.[7] In the aftermath of the attack, the synagogue was visited by two cabinet ministers in a show of support from the highest political level.[7]

Coordinates: 57°42′20″N 11°58′21″E / 57.70556°N 11.97250°E / 57.70556; 11.97250


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Synagogue: Göteborg". Synagogues 360. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  2. ^ ""Säkerheten skulle chocka många"". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-25. 
  3. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/11/3-people-arrested-in-firebomb-attack-on-swedish-synagogue.amp.html
  4. ^ TARYN TARRANT-CORNISH. "Horror as '20 masked men attack synagogue with petrol bombs'". Daily Express. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  5. ^ Anders Dalsbro; Daniel Vergara; Jonathan Leman (11 December 2017). "Här är de anhållna för attacken i Göteborg". Expo IDAG (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 December 2017. The three men are 18, 20 and 21 years old. All of them have come to Sweden in recent years. Two are, according to public records, from Syria and one from Palestine. 
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/10/world/europe/sweden-synagogue-molotov-cocktail.html
  7. ^ a b c https://www.thelocal.se/20171212/two-men-to-appear-in-court-over-gothenburg-synagogue-attack-sweden