The noble old synagogue had been profaned and turned into a stable by the Nazis, and left open to the elements by the Communists, at least after they had briefly employed it as a 'furniture facility.' It had then been vandalized and perhaps accidentally set aflame by incurious and callous local 'youths.' Only the well-crafted walls really stood, though a recent grant from the European Union had allowed a makeshift roof and some wooden scaffolding to hold up and enclose the shell until further notice. Adjacent were the remains of a bath for the ritual purification of women, and a kosher abattoir for the ritual slaughter of beasts: I had to feel that it was grotesque that these obscurantist relics were the only ones to have survived. In a corner of the yard lay a pile of smashed stones on which appeared inscriptions in Hebrew and sometimes Yiddish. These were all that remained of the gravestones. There wasn't a Jew left in the town, and there hadn't been one, said Mr. Kichler, since 1945.

The noble old synagogue had been profaned and...
Christopher Hitchens

Cut and paste the below code to embed this quote by Christopher Hitchens in your webpage.

If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other display style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

Cut and paste the following quote id in joomla module / wordpress widget options to display this quote in your webpage. Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

The following will embed an image.You can easily copy and paste it in email or presentations etc. If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

If you are using this quote in any webpage , printmedia or any other places please use the following methods to cite this quotation.

MLA Style Citation
"A quote by Christopher Hitchens" theysaidso.com,2019. Oct 14, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/christopher-hitchens-the-noble-old-synagogue-had-been-profaned-and-turned-into-a
APA Style Citation
"A quote by Christopher Hitchens" (n.d.). theysaidso.com. Retrieved Oct 14, 2019, from theysaidso.com web site : https://theysaidso.com/quote/christopher-hitchens-the-noble-old-synagogue-had-been-profaned-and-turned-into-a
Chicago Style Citation
"A quote by Christopher Hitchens". theysaidso.com, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/christopher-hitchens-the-noble-old-synagogue-had-been-profaned-and-turned-into-a , accessed Oct 14, 2019.
comments powered by Disqus