The Romanian military is known to have played a devastating role in the Holocaust, and this museum is a good lest-we-forget reminder of Bucharest's once-prominent Jewish community. The museum occupies a synagogue built in 1850 and is centered on a statue mournfully remembering the 350,000 Romanians who perished at Auschwitz. Today, you can still visit the Choral Temple (tel. 021/312-2169), a redbrick synagogue on Strada Sf. Vineri to the east of the Old Town; built in 1857, it stands at the edge of an elegant neighborhood touched by the hand of 19th-century architect Marcel Iancu. Attended by the city's tiny, dwindling Jewish community, services are held 8am and 7pm daily, and at 8:30am and 7pm Saturdays.
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