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Welcome! Shalom!

Aerial view of the synagogue between half-timbered houses.
Drohnenaufnahme, © Julian Kriesche

The Arbeitskreis Landsynagoge Roth, a project circle dedicated to preserving the synagogue in the village of Roth near Marburg in Hesse, Germany, welcomes you to our website. We would like to introduce you to our goals and inform you about our projects and activities. 

We provide guided tours of the memorial site, the synagogue in Roth, and of the Jewish Cemetery, as well as a variety of cultural activities. Join us in solemn remembrance of the displacement, persecution, and murder of our Jewish neighbors during the Nazi Regime. Perhaps you’ll find our work so interesting that you yourself would like to become a member of our group.

We would also like to introduce you to the history of the Jewish Community that shaped and influenced life in Roth over the centuries before being violently eradicated within less than ten years of Nazi reign. The physical witnesses of this lost culture: the synagogue, the place of the mikveh, the Jewish cemetery, are here for you to see and experience.  We also include valuable information about the neighbouring village Fronhausen’s Jewish past and remaining artifacts on our website.

Yours truly,

The Managing Board of the Arbeitskreis Landsynagoge Roth

Interior view of the synagogue in the twenties.

©ArchitecturaVirtualis GmbH; screenshot, reconstruction in the 20´s

Interior view of the synagogue around 1900.

©ArchitecturaVirtualis GmbH; screenshot: reconstruction around 1900.

Since our anniversary in 2023, they can experience the original interior of the synagogue with the help of virtual reality glasses. Here is a film about the reconstruction.

Video on our youtube channel

Dr. -Ing. Marc Grellert of ArchitecturaVirtualis GmbH (cooperation partner of the Technical University of Darmstadt) has created this work. It is part of an overall project in Germany that reconstructs synagogues destroyed during the Nazi era.

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Hessian coat of arms and lettering of the Ministry of Science and Art  Logo of the county of Marburg-Biedenkopf.

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