Monthly Archives: March 2019

A Forgotten Moorish Synagogue Amidst Uzhgorod’s Tangled Ethnic History


Late last year, while walking around the otherwise somewhat drab western Ukrainian town of Uzhgorod, I came upon a building which looked like something straight out of 1001 Arabian Nights: a Moorish-influenced synagogue constructed in red brick with Andalusian-style motifs and flourishes displayed on the façade.  Originally constructed in 1904, […]