Fasanenstrasse synagogue commemorative plate

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1978
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID2017.015.001
CreatorKönigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur [manufacturer]
Place of CreationBerlin, Germany
DescriptionDecorative plate commemorating the 40th anniversary of the destruction of Fasanenstrasse synagogue in Berlin during Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938. 

Illustration of the synagogue in blue. Gold edge and text. Plastic twine attached on reverse through small hole in foot. 
Materials/Techniquesporcelain
MeasurementsDiameter: 25 cm
InscriptionsVerso in English: JEWISH COMMUNITY BERLIN FOUNDED 1671 / COMMUNITY CENTRE FASANENSTRASSE / INAUGURATION 1912 - DESTRUCTION 9 11 1938 / RECONSTRUCTION 1959 / "RUINS OF THE PAST SHALL BE REBUILT BY THEE,, / FOUNDATIONS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME THOU ERECT." / JESAIAH 58.12

Verso in German: JUDISCHE GEMEINDE ZU BERLIN SEIT 1671 / GEMEINDEHAUS FASANENSTRASSE / EINWEIHUNG 1912 - ZERSTORUNG 9.11.1938 / NEUAUFBAU 1959 IM WORTE JESAJA 58,12
LanguageGerman, Hebrew, English
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2017 by Andrew Rosengarten. 
Classificationdecorative plates
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Andrew Rosengarten
NoteThe donor's mother, Eveline Rosengarten (née Berger), was from Berlin, Germany and witnessed the destruction of the Fasanenstrasse synagogue during the Kristallnacht pogrom.