An introduction of the Former Rexingen Synagogue (german)
The Former Rexingen Synagogue
The former synagogue is situated in the heart of Rexingen, a suburb of Horb-on-Neckar. Up to the 1930s it was the religious centre of one of the largest rural Jewish communities in Württemberg. On November 9th, 1938, it was defiled and set on fire. The fire was extinguished but the synagogue was taken from the Jewish community. Since 1952 it has been a Protestant church and is today a memorial and educational centre. An exhibition tells the history of the building, showing pictures of the life of the Jewish community. Visits by appointment.
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The Jewish Prayer Room Museum
In December 2012, the house in Dr.-Abraham-Schweizer-Platz in Horb was opened as a historical, educational and memorial centre. Until November 10th, 1938, the Jewish community gathered here for prayer. Opposite to it is the home of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Schweizer who was in charge of the largest rabbinate in Württemberg areawise. Exhibitions and events provide information on the former rabbinate and the Jewish community of Horb. The Jewish Prayer Room serves as a place of tolerance, inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm