One of the main squares in Pforzheim, Germany, is called the Square of the 23rd of February 1945.
On that day, shortly before the end of the Second World War, 379 British bombers destroyed the city in only twenty-two minutes, killing more than 18,000 people — nearly a third of the population.
This “Square of the Synagogue” in Pforzheim marks the (approximate) location of the Jewish Synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazis during their pogrom night in November 1938.
My photos in this post are from 2007. I revised the text in 2021.