Only a little after I attended the Africa panel, I went to a lecture that was hosted by the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies. The lecturer discussed Sephardic Jewry in Germany. Sephardic Jews, specifically the ones that were grouped in the Spanish Jewry, were treated far better than Ashkenazi Jews. (Ashkenazi Jews are from Eastern Europe. This is predominately due to the fact that the countries of Western Europe are generally the more powerful/prestigious ones.) Sephardic Jews continued to move eastward from Spain… they were continually forced out of their original countries. Eventually they wound up in Germany, and went about creating the iconic architectural style that is still present today. Unfortunately, a lot of the works/buildings were destroyed by the Nazis during their reign. (Especially during Kristallnacht; Leipzig had its famous synagogue destroyed.) One major building remains, and that is the Oranienburg Synagogue in Berlin. It is still there, and is an impressive sight to see. I will add a picture that I took of it at the bottom of this post.