|FREISTETT: in RHEINAU-Ortenaukreis, Bodersweier , Freistett , Kehl), Lichtenau and Rheinbischofsheim|
FREISTETT: Incorporated in RHEINAU Baden. 48 ° 40 'N, 07 ° 57' E, in the Rhine (French border), 11 miles NE of Strasbourg, in Ortenaukreis, W Baden-Württemberg.
A Jewish community existed since the 17th century. In 1756 Freistett Jews traded wood and goods. The Jewish community had a synagogue [damaged on Kristallnacht], a school and a mikveh attached to the synagogue. The Jewish cemetery was built in 1810. The teacher was also employed as a cantor and shochet worked. The community was in the Bezirksrabbinat in 1827.Jewish families lived primarily from the trade in groceries, tobacco, and cattle. In 1933 Jewish people engaged in the following businesses: Cigar Factory Leo Brunswick (main road 21), wool and dowry articles Eric Hammel (main road 19), Fabric Store "new store" Jenny and Julie Hammel (Rheinstraße 7), Viehhandlung Leopold Hammel (main road 9), Tailoring Empire (Rheinstraße 9). (from: alemannia judaica) [Feb 2013]
by Michael Muller in "Baden online - portal Ortenau" - Acher Rench-Zeitung of 30 June 2008 ( article ). With a small ceremony on the newly designed Freistetter marketplace on Thursday the memorial was unveiled, commemorating the Jewish synagogue that once stood there.Mayor Michael Welsche and sculptor Manfred Liesel Bach unveiled the memorial, which commemorates the Jewish synagogue in Freistett ..."
History of the town and cemetery with photos of cemetery; site in German. Cemetery history and pictures on Wikipedia [German]: Before the building of this landmarked Jewish cemetery, the Jews were buried in Kuppenheim. Around 1810, a separate cemetery was dedicated on the highway 36 in Won Hungerfeld. The Jewish cemetery has an area of 29,40 Ar. 618 gravestones are still visible. The cemetery was the cemetery association of Jewish communities following: Bodersweier , Freistett , Kehl (until 1924), Lichtenau and Rheinbischofsheim . The oldest gravestone dates from1817 and the last from 1939. In the cemetery is a World War One memorial for the fallen of the Jewish community Lichtenau. [Feb 2013]
To find 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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