ROMANIA – Iaşi synagogue on World Monuments Fund Watch List

The World Monuments Fund has placed the 17th century Great Synagogue in Iaşi, in northern Romania, on its 2014 Watch list of endangered cultural heritage sites, underscoring the threats to the historic building, the oldest synagogue in Romania and one of only two synagogues still standing in a  city that before World War II had more than 100. Originally built in 1670-1671, and rebuilt successively in 1761, 1822, 1863 because of fire and other devastation, it is listed as a historical monument.

via Iaşi Romania synagogue on World Monuments Fund Watch List | Jewish Heritage Europe.