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city in eastern
the capital of the
département and of the
region. Dijon is the historical capital of the
Burgundy. Population (2005): 150,800 within the city limits; 236,953
for the greater Dijon area.
There was a medieval Jewish community in
Dijon, which was expelled in 1394. After 1789, Jews settled in the
town, mainly from Upper Alsace. The Jewish population numbered 50
families in 1803, 100 in 1869, and about 400 persons in 1902. About 90
Jews from Dijon died in Auschwitz. After the war, the Jewish community
was rebuilt, and with an influx of Jews from North Africa, the Jewish
community, as of 1969, was in excess of 1,000 persons.
The synagogue depicted in the postcard
above was dedicated in 1879. During the Nazi occupation, the synagogue
was emptied of its interior and used as a warehouse.
Dijon - Synagogue
5 Rue de la Synagogue
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