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In 1851, Orthodox Jews created their own congregation in Frankfurt/M. under the leadership of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808-1888), in opposition to liberal mainstream Judaism. A synagogue was inaugurated on Schützenstraße in 1852 and then replaced with a bigger one in 1907 on Frankfurt’s Friedberger Anlage. The new synagogue was built in a neo-Romanic and Orientalist style by architects Peter Jürgensen and Jürgen Bachmann. The synagogue was burnt down during Kristallnacht in 1938.

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Friedberger Anlage : New Synagogue, Frankfurt am Main - Bimah, Leo Baeck Institute, F 1535.