Kurt Weill legacy pays for synagogue in Dessau

The composer’s father, a cantor in Dessau, was forced into emigration by the Nazis. His synagogue was burnt down on Kristallnacht in November 1938.

dessau synagogue old

 

The state of Sachsen-Anhalt is the only one in Germany not to have built a Jewish house of worship in the post-Nazi era. Now we read in Das Orchester that money from the Kurt Weill Foundation will restore a synagogue to the town.

Dessau was the birthplace not just of Kurt Weill but, two centuries earlier, of Moses Mendelssohn. More here.

 

dessau synagogue

architect’s model

share this

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google
>