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UK Synagogues destroyed or damaged by
German air raids during World War II

The following synagogues, primarily in London,
 were destroyed, or severely damaged,
by German air raids during the Second World War


Great Synagogue, Dukes Place, London E.C.3.

East End
The Beth Hamedrash, Mulberry Street, Commercial Road, London E.1.
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue, 15 Bethnal Green Road, London E.1.
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue, 41 Fieldgate Street, London E.1.
Limehouse Synagogue and Talmud Torah, 22b Baythorne Street London E.3.
Poplar Associate Synagogue, Bazeley Street, Poplar, London E.14.
Stepney Orthodox Synagogue, 53 Stepney Green, London E.1.

Central London
Central Synagogue, 133-141 Great Portland Street, London W.1.
West Central Liberal Synagogue, Alfred Place, London W.C.1
West End Great Synagogue, 21 Dean Street, London W1
Western Synagogue, Alfred Place, London W.C.1
Western Synagogue, Grotarian Hall, Wigmore Street, London W.1

North London
Palmers Green and Southgate District Synagogue, Brownlow Road, London N.11

South London
Catford & Bromley Affiliated Synagoge, 53 Catford Hill, London SE6
Lambeth (Beth Jacob) Synagogue, 48 Kennington Road, London S.E.1
South-East London Synagogue, New Cross Road, London S.E.14

West London
Notting Hill Synagogue, Kensington Park Road, London W11

ENGLAND (other than London)

Hull Central Synagogue, Cogan Street, Hull
Hull New Hebrew Congregation, Lower Union Street, Hull
Hull Old Hebrew Congregation, Osborne Road, Hull

Liverpool Central Synagogue, Islington, Liverpool
Shaw Street Synagogue (New Central Synagogue), Shaw Street, Islington, Liverpool

Manchester Reform Synagogue (Manchester Congregation of British Jews), Park Place, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4

Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Synagogue Street, Norwich

Devonport Synagogue, 66 Chapel Street, Devonport, Plymouth


Swansea Hebrew Congregation, Goat Street Synagogue, Swansea

(Although the Republic of Ireland remained neutral throughout World War II, it was nevertheless the subject of a number of German air raids.)

Greenville Hall Synagogue, South Circular Road, Dublin

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