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February 24, 2015

Renovation plans for the Great Synagogue in Ludza

Ludza Great Synagogue today  foto Yuri Dojc

Ludza Great Synagogue today
foto Yuri Dojc

The Great Synagogue of Ludza, Latvia — the oldest surviving synagogue in the country — is currently undergoing renovation that will transform it into a museum.

The synagogue was granted the status of national monument in November 2013, and preliminary work on the restoration project started at that time.  The funding was obtained from the EEA Grants/Norway Grants program, and Dr. Pēteris Blūms, one of Latvia’s leading  art historians and wooden architecture specialists, was chosen as the supervising architect for the restoration. Restoration is slated to be completed by early 2016.”