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1627 Church records list Jewish citizens in Odenbach for the first time.  
1752 Construction of the synagogue – decoration with mural art of the school of Eliezer Sussmann 
1808 Jewish religious community consists of 59 citizens. 

Reconstruction of the synagogue.

  • construction of a separate women’s gallery 
  • redecoration of mural art paintings  
1854  Jewish community reaches 139 citizens. During the second half of the 19th century emigration and migration to cities result in a steady decrease of population.  
1900  Records report 55 Jewish citizens.  

During Kristallnacht the interior is completely devastated. The Jewish community no longer exists. 


In the following years the building is used as storage. 

1987  The former synagogue is declared as a site of historical interest.  
1988  Purchase of building by the “Förderverein ehemalige Synagoge Odenbach e.V.” as a non-profit - association. Restoration of building and paintings.  
1995 Renovation completed. Baroque mural art paintings conserved and site open to the public.