The present master's thesis is part of a research project, aimed at virtually reconstructing the synagogue of Orlová, which was destroyed and pulled down to its foundations by the Nazi regime in 1939. The Jewish sacred building was planned by the architect Jakob Gartner for about 330 believing Jews and inaugurated in 1905. The first part of this thesis, does not only look at the synagogue as a solitary building, but also considers its environment, the development of the city and the history of its Jewish population. What is special about this place is that not only the destroyed synagogue is missing in the cityscape, but that almost the entire city is missing. By using the methods of three-dimensional digitization and photorealistic representation we have succeeded in providing an impression of the sacred space and building as well as the architectural quality of this Jewish house of worship. This visualization is a glimpse back in time and makes the synagogue of Orlová, which apparently was lost forever, at least digitally visible again.