Italy Jewish Community: Comunita Ebraica di Firenze, Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 4, Florence 50121; (055) 245252 [October 2001]
In the courtyard of the Florence Synagogue (Via L.C. Farini 4, tel. 245-252) is the Martyr's Memorial, a large marble tablet with the names of 248 Florentine Jews who perished during the Nazi period. The Jewish Museum also is located there. 
Synagogue. The 1882 Moorish building was designed by three architects: Treves, Falcini and Micheli, who were inspired by Constantinople's Hagia Sophia. The interior features wood and bronze carvings, marble floors, mosaics and long stained glass windows. The Nazis used the building as a garage for military vehicles. Two restorations were done, one after the Second World War and another after a devastating flood in 1966. A plaque commemorates the 248 Jews deported by the Nazis from Florence. [January 2001]
Via di Caciolle 13 Cemetery: 16 +39.055.416723. Hours:
October-March: Sunday-Friday 8.30 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
Cemetery dates from 1870. Three monumental chapels on the main avenue: 1. Levi family pyramid shape recalling Egyptians tombs, 2. Servadio family from about 1875 and 3. Franchetti family chapel probably planned by architect Treves. [February 2010]
The Church of Santa Croche Cemetery: 1 burial, i.e., the Jewish architect, who designed The Church of Santa Croche, at his request, was buried there.
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