HAIGERLOCH: incorporating WEILDORF Print

Coat of arms of Haigerloch HAIGERLOCH incorporating WEILDORF. 48°22' N, 08°48' E, 33 miles SSW of Stuttgart, in the Swabian Alb, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg. Jewish population: 382 (in 1852), 186 (in 1933).  Haigerloch received town status In the last months of WWII, Haigerloch waspart of the German nuclear program researching nuclear fission for building an atomic bomb, unsuccessful by the end of the war. [Feb 2013]

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 481: "Haigerloch".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Germany, Vol. 2 (1986), p. 168: "Haigerloch"
  • JewishGen GerSIG
  • photo of former synagogue built in 1783  .A memorial at the former synagogue commemorates the Jewish residents murdered in the Holocaust.Of 110 deported residents, 10 survived. From the surrounding area, 177 Jews were deported via Haigerloch to extermination camps. The building itself is a permanent exhibition about the Jewish community of Haigerloch.  [Feb 2013]
  • CNN video about cemetery and another.lovely video. [Feb 2013]

72401 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz, Peters)

DISTRICT: Zollernalbkreis
LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Weildorf (Old) and Haigerloch (new Im Haag) (Detail both cemeteries).
Weildorf cemetery (old).
IN USE: From mid 16th century until 1884.
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 18
DOCUMENTATION:

  • 1944 photographs of all gravestones by Reichsinstitut.
  • During the 1980s copies and translations of gravestone inscriptions by Dr. Gottfried Reeg (Institutum Judaicum).
  • 1990 photographs of all gravestones and cemetery layout by Zentralarchiv.
  • 1990 full cemetery documentation with photographs by State Office for Historic Monuments (Landesdenkmalamt ed: Walburga Zumbroich).
PUBLICATIONS:
NOTES:
  • In 1929 the date of the oldest known gravestone was established to be 1567 by Spier 1929, page 70. By 1990 the date then still legible on the oldest gravestone was 1738.
  • A document dated 1629 showed that permission had been given during the 30-year war for burials to take place in Mühringen (Silberstein 1875).
  • The new cemetery in Haigerloch was established in 1803.
SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Haigerloch (new Im Haag) (Detail both cemeteries).
IN USE: 1803 - 1977
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 600
DOCUMENTATION:
  • 1944 photographs of all gravestones by Reichsinstitut.
  • Copies and translations of all gravestone inscriptions by Dr. Gottfried Reeg and students (Institutum Judaicum).
  • 1990 photographs of all gravestones and cemetery layout by Zentralarchiv.
  • 1992 full cemetery documentation with photographs by State Office for Historic Monuments (Landesdenkmalamt ed: Walburga Zumbroich).
PUBLICATIONS:
  • Complete documentation of three gravestones dated 1845, 1918 and 1937 by Hüttenmeister 1985.
  • History (page 15) and overall photographic cemetery views (pages 51-53) by Steim 1987.
  • History by Steim 1989.
  • History, photographs of selected gravestones and general cemetery views by Schubert 1990.
  • History and 2 overall photographIC views by Steim 1994, pages 313-315.
  • Numerous photographs of gravestones and general cemetery views in Alemannia Judaica, which also contains more details of the cemetery's history.
  • Klaus Schubert: "Der gute Ort". Die jüdischen Friedhöfe Haigerlochs. (published by Stadt Haigerloch). Haigerloch 1989.
NOTES:
  • The cemetery was desecrated in 1966 (Schubert 1990, pages 32-33).
  • The first burial took place on 6 January 1803 (Seligmann Isaak Ulmann) and the last on 25 September 1945 (Egon Levi) and in 1977 (Louis Bernheim).
  • The cemetery has a memorial in honour of the six Haigerloch Jewish soldiers who died in WW1 and also a memorial stone commemorating the persecution of the Haigerloch Jews between 1933-1945.
  • At the entrance gate to the cemetery is a commemorative notice detailing the history of the Jewish community of Haigerloch.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica
[Researched and translated from German March 2008]

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Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 19:15