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Coat of Grötzingen ALTERNATE NAMES: GRÖTZINGEN [GER], GROETZINGEN, KARLSRUHE-GRÖTZINGEN. 49°01' N, 08°30' E, 5 miles NE of Karlsruhe, in NW Baden-Württemberg. Jewish population: 72 (in 1900), 20 (in 1933). Grötzingen is a town and eastern suburb of Karlsruhe, Germany. On 31 December 2006 it had a population of 9,36 with Augustenburg Castle, a church, and Naturtheater Grötzingen. Pfinztal lies just to the SE. In September 1936, about 20 Jews living here suffered Kristalnacht on 10 November 1938, riots.The synagogue was desecrated and severely damaged, bu because neighbors feared damage to their houses, it was not burned, Instead, it was demolished in early 1939 on behalf of the community. The Jews were sent for several weeks to Dachau but many Jewish families left the country. On 22 October 1940, finally the last ten still living in the village climbed onto a truck and together  with the other Jews from Baden and the Palatinate were sent to the south of France to Camp de Gurs.

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 459: "Groetzingen".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Germany, Vol. 2 (1986), p. 299: "Grötzingen"
  • JewishGen GerSIG
Cemetery photo. [Feb 2013]

76229 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz)

Unpublished documentation in the Office of Protection of Monuments 1992. Bearbeiterin: Barbara Doepp. Source: Uni-Heidelberg Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland. Bienenstr. 5, D-69117 Heidelberg, Tel. 06221 / 164-141, (Director: Dr. Peter Honigmann)

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