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Taken late evening at early blue hour at 5pm, and I've used flash to illuminate the fg, shadowed flags. The Brasov Synagogue is inside the old city wall marked by Catherines Gate just up the road at right. Some info from Wikipedia:

"Jews have lived in Brașov since 1807, when Aron Ben Jehuda was given permission to live in the city, a privilege until then granted only to Saxons. The Jewish community of Brașov was officially founded 19 years later, followed by the first Jewish school in 1864, and the building of the synagogue in 1901. The Jewish population of Brașov was 67 in 1850, but it expanded rapidly to 1,280 people in 1910 and 4,000 by 1940. Today the community has about 230 members, after many families left for Israel between World War II and 1989." "The synagogue was ravaged by the Nazi’s from 1927 up to WW2. Source:" But it was rebuilt after the war.

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