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Medieval Scolanuova Synagogue in Trani
Object Detail

Building Date
1240

Synagogue active dates
until 1510, from 2004

Reconstruction Dates
2006

Architect/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)

Community
Unknown |

Location
Italy | Puglia | Trani
| Via Sinagoga 47

Style
Unknown|

Material/Technique

Construction Material
Stone

Summary and Remarks

Suggested Reconsdivuction

History/Provenance

Condition

Present Usage
Synagogue

Present Usage Details

Historical significance: Event/Period
Trani was home to a large Jewish community from the first part of the 11th century, but the community largely disappeared with forced conversions at the end of the 13th/beginning of the 14th century. Benjamin of Tudela visited in the 12th century, describing: “Trani on the sea, where all the pilgrims gather to go to Jerusalem; for the port is a convenient one. A community of about 200 Israelites is there, at their head being R. Elijah, R. Nathan, the expounder, and R. Jacob. It is a great and beautiful city.” Final expulsion of Jews came in 1510.

There is an old Jewish quarter, or Giudecca. Trani’s four synagogues were turned into churches: those of Saints Quirico and Giovita (subsequently St. Anna), St. Maria of Scolanova, St. Leonardo Abate and St. Pietro Martire.

Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore

Historical significance: Person

Architectural Significance: Style

Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration

Urban significance
Part of Jewish quarter

Significance Rating
2 (Regional)

Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)

Bibliography
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/italy/heritage-heritage-sites;
http://www.j-italy.org/history-of-the-jewish-community-in-trani/

http://www.visitjewishitaly.it/en/listing/santa-maria-in-scolanova/

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Full Name
Volume
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Biography

Photographer
Photograph Date
2016

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