Since 1995 synagogues that were destroyed by the Nazis in 1938 have been reconstructed on the computer in the Department CAD in Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt. The project stems from a student initiative in 1994, a year in which hostility towards foreigners and anti-Semitic commentaries noticeably increased. It was also the year of the arson attack on the synagogue in Lübeck.
Up until now, over 60 students at the Technical University in Darmstadt have worked on the reconstructions and through their commitment have made the project a success. The results were seen in exhibits in the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt and the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle in Bonn and are also presented to the public in a permanent exhibit in the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
As of 2004, the exhibit shown in the Kunsthalle in Bonn will travel to foreign cities, including Tel Aviv and New York.