Rich program and free admission at both museum locations!

This year, the motto of the European Day of Jewish Culture is “Memory”. Memory and historical awareness are a core principle of Judaism.

In Augsburg, the synagogue on Halderstraße will be renovated in the coming years. For this reason, we would like to focus on the memories of this unique building complex from 1917 and the former synagogue in the Kriegshaber neighbourhood.

A reading will focus on the memories of the Great Synagogue that emigrants from the pre-war community recorded in letters after their forced emigration. The personal stories reflect the painful experiences associated with the loss of their homeland. A panel discussion with community members looks back on the new beginning after 1945 and the Jewish life that has developed in the building complex since then. You can get active yourself at a dance workshop with the dance group “Jad be Jad”. Finally, the Duo Nefesch invites you to a klezmer concert in the festival hall of the synagogue. There will be several guided tours for young and old at both museum locations.

Take part!

We also want to collect your memories:
Bring us photos, documents or anecdotes, i.e. your personal memories of the synagogue in Halderstraße or the Former Kriegshaber Synagogue! The memories will be displayed on the European Day of Jewish Culture.

At a glance


03.09.2023 | 10.00 Uhr


both museum locations
Location City Center,
Halderstraße 6-8, 86150 Augsburg
Location Former Kriegshaber Synagogue, Ulmer Straße 228, 86156 Augsburg


Donations welcome


Museum open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

10.00 a.m. | Greeting

10.30 a.m. | Reading from memories of emigrants
of the synagogue in the city center

11.00 a.m. | Family tour with the synagogue mice
for children aged 6 and over

12.00 a.m. | Short guided tour

1.30 p.m. | Short guided tour

2.30 p.m. | Panel discussion with community members
about their memories of the synagogue

3.00 p.m. | Short guided tour

3.45 p.m. | Dance workshop with the “Jad be Jad” dance group

5.00 p.m. | Concert by Duo Nefesh

All day:

• Creative design and handicrafts for children

• Presentation of photos from the synagogue building album
from 1913 – 1917

• Collage with personal memories of Augsburg citizens about the synagogue

• Jewish specialities and drinks in the Brunnenhof

Please note, that the reading, panel discussion and the guided tours are in German.


Museum open from 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.

12.00 a.m. | Guided tour through the special exhibition »Feibelmann must go. An Anti-Semitic episode from small-Town Swabia«»

3.00 p.m. | Guided tour through the Former Synagogue

Please note, that the guided tours are in German.



There is also much to discover on the European Day of Jewish Culture in the Historic Synagogue Sites in Bavarian Swabia, which range from Hainsfarth and Oettingen in the north to Ichenhausen and Fischach to Fellheim and Memmingen in the south. Information on the extensive programme of guided tours and events can be found in the downloadable flyer below and on the website of the “Network of Historical Synagogue Sites in Bavarian Swabia”.

In cooperation with the Jewish Community of Swabia-Augsburg and the Network of Historic Synagogue Sites in Bavarian Swabia

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