Endangering and Decay of the Synagogue
From 1939 onwards the new owner who dealt with agricultural products and appliances used the synagogue as a store room. Some of Steinfurt's inhabitants still remember the building from that time when you would get animal food, fertilizers and other agricultural products from there. Especially the traces of those fertilizers are still nowadays a danger for the building and its fabric.
When in the 1980ies the road from Steinsfurt to Adersbach was reconstructed there were plans to „remove” the synagogue.
The building decayed more and more during that time.