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Baja synagogue
12-MAY-2012

Baja synagogue

I'm not sure if this is still a synagogue with a community, but the gate was locked and the property looked well cared for, so perhaps it is. Or was, since the majority of the many synagogues in the countryside were abandoned or re-purposed after the decimation of Hungarian Jewery in 1944, when around 500,000 Hungarian Jews were transported over the course of a few months to the death camp at Auschwitz/Birkenau.

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woody3422-Dec-2012 02:26
These are dreadful reminders of a hideous past...but maybe there is life in that community ,lets hope so...fascinating image..V
bill friedlander22-Dec-2012 00:16
Nice crisp shot of the building! Let it serve as a reminder of the tragic events of WWII. V
Karen Stuebing21-Dec-2012 22:31
I like the point of view on this now defunct synagogue. I see the star and Hebrew over the door are still there so at least it wasn't destroyed. Great image. V.
larose forest photos21-Dec-2012 22:14
Fascinating. I wonder what the story is here. Lovely, crisp image. V
Martin Lamoon21-Dec-2012 21:45
Interesting history, lets hope it survived intact inside. v