As in most German cities, the synagogues in Darmstadt were destroyed by the Nazis during their pogrom night on November 9, 1938.
Fifty years later, in 1988, this New Synagogue was inaugurated. It was designed by the Jewish architect Alfred Jacoby and includes stained-glass windows by the English glass-artist Brian Clarke, which were financed by donations from the general public in Darmstadt.
At that time only 130 people were registered as members of the Jewish community in Darmstadt, but this number has since increased to 620, due mainly to immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union.
My photo in this post is from 2008. I revised the text in 2024.