After the expulsions during the Middle Ages and Modern Times, Jews were only able to settle in Lower Austria and St. Pölten as late as the middle of the 19th century. In a short time, the necessary ritual spaces were created, such as the (old) cemetery and the (old) synagogue, which are no longer preserved today. They have been replaced by new ones, which clearly shows the social and economic rise of the Jewish community St. Pölten.

The expulsion and murder of the Jews of St. Pölten by the National Socialists ended the community life and questioned the function of the buildings. The (new) synagogue would have been demolished at the request of many, but it is due to the initiative of less, that this jewel was renovated and thus preserved. The old cemetery is currently being restored in an art and memory project. The new cemetery is not renovated yet.

If you want to visit the former synagogue St. Pölten, we invite you weekdays between 09:30 and 13 clock, and Sundays between 15 and 20 clock.

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