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Biographical/Historical Information

The New Synagogue in Breslau - one of the largest synagogues in Germany – was erected for the official Jewish congregation in 1872, designed by the architect Edwin Oppler. It was destroyed during Kristallnacht in 1938.

Siegfried Laboschin was born in Gnesen (Gniezno, Poland) in 1868. He studied at the academies of art in Berlin and in Munich from 1887 to 1891, and he spent most of his career in Breslau (Wroclaw, Poland), specializing in paintings and prints of genres scenes, landscapes, and still lives. He was also in charge of the art section of the Breslauer Zeitung. Siegfried Laboschin died in Breslau in 1929.

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Laboschin, Siegfried: The New Synagogue in Breslau, Leo Baeck Institute, 78.1600.