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Opinion: “An unparalleled tragedy”: New development in the Korneuburg synagogue case?

by Simon Paulus, University of Stuttgart

(English/Deutsch)

Synagogue Korneuburg

The Austrian daily “Der Standard” recently published an article by Sebastian Fellner reporting on the latest developments in a conflict over the rescue of the preserved ruins of the medieval synagogue in Korneuburg. As the city continues its efforts to buy the historic building from the private owner, who installed a garage entrance in it for his car in 2007, the case vividly shows how public interest, monument protection and the ideas of the private owner can be diametrically opposed, leading to years of stalemate.

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