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SUBOTICA SYNAGOGUE

SUBOTICA SYNAGOGUE
Subotica, Serbia
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BACKGROUND

Designed in the late 1890s and built in 1902, Subotica Synagogue is among the most impressive examples of art nouveau ecclesiastical architecture in the region. The synagogue design was originally submitted as a competition proposal by Marcel Komor and Dezso Jakab to be built in Szeged, Hungary. After the design placed second, it was adapted and built in nearby Subotica. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Subotica Synagogue’s interior is as impressive as its exterior, featuring fine art nouveau paintings, carved and molded finishes, and Zsolnay ceramic work. To highlight the plight of the building, WMF has included the synagogue on the Watch four times since 1996. WMF’s early conservation efforts at Subotica focused on problems of water infiltration and roof damage. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Built of steel and concrete, and decorated with fine ceramics, paintings, and carving, Subotica Synagogue is an example of a combination of traditional crafts and innovative building technology. The synagogue is among the area’s best examples of Art Nouveau architecture, and one of the most important works of sacred architecture in that style. (...)

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Interactive Panoramic Images

SYNAGOGUES360 provides a visual record of Jewish culture, showing and preserving synagogues by means of interactive 360 degree panoramic photos.

Subotica Synagogue panorama

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IN THE MEDIA
Funds Donated to Conserve 5 Jewish Sites
San Diego Jewish World, Thursday, February 27, 2014