BAD SCHÖNBORN (ncorporating BAD MINGOLSHEIM.) PDF Print E-mail

Coat of arms of Bad SchönbornBAD SCHÖNBORN (SCHOENBORN) incorporating BAD MINGOLSHEIM. Bad Schönborn at 49°12' N 8°39' E is a municipality in northern Karlsruhe district ion the Bertha Benz Memorial Route. Bad Schönborn is a health resort spa with mineral springs offering the largest roofed swimming area in Germany to people with disease like rheumatism. Jewish history. From the beginning of the 19th century to 1935, a Jewish community existed although in 1740 four Jewish families were there and in 1785, six. Additional Jewish population: 1825=43 (2.6% of 1,677 inhabitants), 1832=40, 1836=54, 1830=52, 1864=67, 1871=69, 1875=77 as the greatest number (3.9 % of a total of 1,972), 1880=70, 1885=65, 1890=60, 1900=53 (2.5% of 2,128), 1910=32 (1.4% of 2,251).  The municipality had a synagogue, a Jewish school with teacher's house at Friedrichstraße 25 and a mikvah. The first burials were the first in Obergrombach but since 1878, here in their own cemetery. They had a teacher/cantor and shochet. In 1827 the town was part of the Bruchsal rabbinate. Mingolsheim belonged to the Jewish community in Bad Langenbrücken. Since 1875/80, some Jewish families settled.  Jewish families in Mingolsheim lived mainly from livestock and grain trade and by 1900 from several Jewish cigar factories. [Feb 2013]

76669 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Karlsruhe.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Konradin-Kreutzer-Strasse (Detail).

IN USE: From 1878 until 1939.



  • 1987 photographs of all gravestones with mapping of graves by Zentralarchiv.
  • 1993 complete cemetery documentation including above photographs by the Office for Historic Monuments (Landesdenkmalamt, ed. Monika Preuß).
  • Numerous photographs of individual gravestones and general cemetery views in Alemannia Judaica.



  • Up to 1878 burial of Jews from Bad Mingolsheim took place in the communities cemetery of Obergrombach (Hahn1988, page277).
  • There is a memorial in the cemetery honouring the Jews from this community who were murdered during the Nazi regime 1933 - 1945.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica

(Researched and translated from German January 2009).

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 19:18
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