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This community dating from the 13th century came back to life after the Thirty Years War. At the beginning of the 19th century, services took place in a prayer room in someone's home. A synagogue was built in a barn in 1818 and replaced in 1862, in the same place, with an imposing building. http://judaisme.sdv.fr/synagog/hautrhin/r-z/thann.htm has photographs of the exquisite synagogue as well as an historic timeline. Damaged by a bombing during WWI, the synagogue was restored in 1924. Vandalized during the Occupation, then repaired after WWI, it was restored again in 1975. Thann was the seat of a rabbinate from 1858. The following villages also remunerated Babbi Meyer of Thann in 1923 for education: Cernay - Soppe-le-Bas - Fellering - Oderen - Urbès - Masevaux - Husseren-Wesserling - Saint-Amarin - Bitschwiller -Vieux-Thann. Purportedly, a cemetery exists. [January 2008]

 
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