Parts of synagogue destroyed in 1938 by Nazis found in the city's river


Mordechai Bernstein

The Munich synagogue before its destruction in June 1938.

BERLIN (JTA) - Alongside Munich's river, construction workers made a sensational discovery last week: Stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments from the city's former main synagogue, which was torn down in the summer of 1938 on Adolf Hitler's orders.

The find was announced almost exactly 85 years after the building was destroyed.

The object - along with 150 tons of rubble from the synagogue, including parts of columns - had likely lain on the banks of the Isar River since the 1950s, when the company hired to carry out the demolition used the material to shore up a dam.

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