The synagogue address is Synagoge Schillerstrassse, I 39012 Meran, Italy. Near the Austrian boarder in the Italian Alps of northern Italy is this resort area with about 35,000 inhabitants. The area visitor information e-mail is
Jews from Vorarlberg emigrated toward the Tyrol beginning 1840 when they were allowed to live in that region. Most families chose the southern part of Tyrol, mainly Bolzano, Merano and several smaller towns.The Jews of Merano used a donation from a German family named Königswarter to establish a sanatorium for poor Jews suffering from tuberculosis (1873), two cemeteries in Bolzano and Merano, and the still active synagogue (1901).
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