EICHSTETTEN (EICHSTETTEN AM KAISERSTUHL)
ALTERNATE NAMES: EICHSTETTEN [GER], EICHSTETTEN AM KAISERSTUHL. 48°05' N, 07°44' E. 1867 Jewish population: 477. Eichstetten, a village in South Baden that produces wine, is located in the Upper Rhine Plain on the eastern edge of the Kaiserstuhl (Baden-Württemberg) Kaiserstuh in the warmest area of Germany. The valley spreads from the wooded Eichelspitze (the second highest hill in the Kaiserstuhl) through sunny vineyards and vegetable fields down to the lowland. The Alte Dreisam River flows through the town on the edge of the Kaiserstuhl.Eichstetten is about 3.5 km from the Bundesautobahn 5connecting Karlsruhe and Basel). [Feb 2013]
SOURCE: Gerz and Peters
LOCATION OF CEMETERY: „Im Längental“ (detailed location.)
IN USE: From 1809 until 1940
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 471
- 1989 photographs of all gravestones and cemetery layout by Zentralarchiv.
- 1966 full cemetery documentation with the use of these photographs by order of the community of Eichstetten and with the collaboration of the State Office for Historic Monuments Landesdenkmalamt (ed. Barbara Löslein).
- Overall photographic view of cemetery by Hundsnurscher/Taddey 1968, figure # 42.
- Karl Günther: "Juden aus Thüringen und Eichstetten auf dem alten jüdischen Friedhof in Emmendingen" in the "Jahrbuch des Landkreises Emmendingen für Kultur und Geschichte" 5/1991.
- Prior to using their own cemetery, the Jewish community of Eichstetten used the cemetery in Emmendingen (Old cemetery) for their burials (Hundsnurscher/Taddey 1968, page 72). Key to the cemetery obtainable from the Townhall (Archives).
SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica.
[[Researched and translated from German February 2008]
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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:37