“The Jews of the East.”
Threatened by rising intolerance.
Jews first came to Indonesia from the Netherlands and South America. Many eventually converted to Christianity, although even many of these converts continued to maintain. . .
Last month, the oldest synagogue in Indonesia was reduced to rubble. Here, rare photographs, together with exclusive footage of the Jewish cemetery, recall what once was.
The remnant of one of Indonesia’s oldest Jewish communities, Java's only synagogue was designated a heritage site in 2009. Now it has been destroyed.