Concept

Goor

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Goor (ɣoːr) is a city in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located about west of Enschede. Goor received city rights in 1263. Goor was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became part of Hof van Twente. Goor had a statue of Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol, but it was destroyed in 1787 by royalist Orangists in the defeat of the republican movement. Jewish community While records of individual Jews in Goor date back to the 14th century, the first permanent records of a Jewish community date to the 1600s when residence permits were issued to Jews. The Joodse begraafplaats ('Jewish cemetery') of Goor on the Borghoek dates to 1720. The Jewish population expanded rapidly in the second half of the 18th century. In 1748, Goor had 13 Jewish residents; that number increased to 238 Jews by 1809. In 1821, the Jews of Goor joined together with Jews living in the neighboring towns of Diepenheim and Markelo to build the Ringsynagoge ('regional syna
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