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The main synagogue for the Jewish congregation in Munich was designed by the prominent German architect Albert Schmidt (1841-1913) in a neo-Romanic style and opened in 1887. It was one of the first synagogues in Nazi-Germany to be torn down in June of 1938.

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View of the Herzog Max-Strasse Synagogue in Munich from Kuenstlerhausterrasse, Leo Baeck Institute, F 3320.