The treasure found at the Old Synagogue in Wieliczka includes a silver cup, five candlesticks, the parts for four or five brass chandeliers, and two silver-plated candlesticks – but mystery surrounds who put them there.
During WWII the synagogue was destroyed by Hitler’s marauding troops. The chandelier was discovered during an archaeological dig in 2004 on the former site.
The synagogue will come with a three-star hotel and restaurant complex.
In my own name and on behalf of the whole Polish nation, I convey expressions of deep sympathy over the anti-Semitic attack committed at a synagogue in Pittsburg, Polish President Andrzej Duda wrote in a condolence message to US President Donald Trump.
Erected in a neo-Renaissance style in 1885-1887, the Jewish prayer house was one of the city’s most imposing landmarks with a tower soaring 54 metres (177 feet) into the sky.