The Synagogue of the Jewish Community of Alessandria has been reopened with the presence of the highest local authorities and representatives of the Jewish communities of Turin and Genoa.
The Synagogue of Alessandria was inaugurated in 1871 in Via Milano, where the city ghetto was once located.
As in several other cities, the Alessandrian community wanted to celebrate the Emancipation of 1848 by erecting a new monumental temple, a symbol of integration into society.
In 1944, during the Second World War, the Temple was looted by Nazi troops. After the end of the war, the stolen furnishings were replaced with those from the synagogues of Nizza Monferrato and Acqui Terme, which had fallen into disuse. Fifty years later, a flood damaged the Synagogue.
The redevelopment works began in 1995. In total, around 2.5 million euros were invested.
(World Jewish Congress)