Jews have lived in Regensburg since the 10th century. The community endured harrowing pogroms in 1348/49 as a result of the Black Death. In 1912, the city’s Jews opened an impressive synagogue that was badly damaged on Kristallnacht. During the 1930s the majority of Regensburg Jews emigrated. The Regensburg Jewish community was re-established in 1945, with parts of the wrecked synagogue restored for the community’s use. During following decades, the Synagogue has been significantly renovated.