Invaders destroyed stained glass windows and decorative elements during the restoration of a synagogue in Crimea
Dora Pirkova, chairman of the Crimean Society of krymchak "K'rimchakhlar" told Interfax about this.
"There are no more stained glass windows, the windows are prepared for new glazing... But we met with the contractor and representatives of the "Crimean leadership". Everything will be fine. They will restore the star of David, preserve the ornaments on the facade - everything that can be preserved at this stage," Pirkova said.
According to her, the synagogue in this building operated from the XIX century until the war, during which it was partially destroyed.
"After that, everything was shut up and the hospital was opened, we did not see the building in its original form. Therefore, it is not known whether something could have been preserved there," the agency's interlocutor explained.
It is no longer possible to restore the synagogue, Pirkova is sure. Granting it the status of cultural heritage is not considered now.
Krymchaks are a small Turkic-speaking people of the Crimean Peninsula who profess Judaism. Until the 1920s, most krymchak lived in present-day Biloghorsk. According to the latest population census, there are currently only about 200 Krymchaks in Crimea.