Virtuelle Synagoge Höchst – Fernrohre in die Vergangenheit,
Frankfurt am Main
At Ettinghausen Platz, situated adjacent to a marketplace, one finds two telescopes mounted on steel posts. Entitled "Telescopes into the Past ("Fernrohre in die Vergangenheit"), this installation was inaugurated in November 2010 in remembrance of the synagogue that once stood here, destroyed during Crystal Night on 10th November 1938.
Looking through the telescopes, visitors are offered a virtual view of the interior and exterior of the former place of worship, providing insights into how the synagogue and its immediate surroundings would have appeared before that fateful day.
The square was named after the Ettinghausen family, who through their efforts greatly influenced the lives of the Jewish community living in the city district of Höchst.