BADEN-BADEN (Baden Baden)
Baden-Baden is a spa town in Baden-Württemberg on the western foothills of the Black Forest on the banks of the Oos River, and in the region of Karlsruhe. The springs of Baden-Baden were known to the Roman. Documentation of Kristallnacht in Baden-Baden. Jewish history. Jewish history. Jewish history and cemetery: " More than 300 years old, the cemetery is situated east of town in a romantic forested setting. Jews from neighbouring locales are also buried there" . Jewish history. [Feb 2013]
76534 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz)
ADDRESS: Eckbergstrasse, Lichtental, Jewish section of city cemetery
IN USE: from 1920 and still in use today
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 153 as of 1994
- nothing is known about the establishment of a Jewish community in this city during the 16th/18th century. The cemetery in Kuppenheim was used until around 1918 for burials, including for those of Jewish visitors to the Spa town of Baden-Baden (Hahn 1988, page 115). Between 1918 and 1920 a Jewish cemetery section was developed within the existing non-Jewish city cemetery in the Eckbergstrasse, in the district of Lichtental. A memorial stone in memory of the destroyed synagogue was erected in 1976.
SOURCES: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica.
[Researched and translated from German December 2007]
To see information and photographs of individual gravestones in cemeteries in Baden-Wuerttemberg, click on this link and follow the directions on that page.
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