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IHRINGEN: district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. Also see Emmendingen PDF Print E-mail

Coat of arms of IhringenALTERNATE NAMES: IHRINGEN [GER], IHRINGE. 48°03' N, 07°39' E, 10 miles WNW of Freiburg im Breisgau, near the French border, in Landkreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, SW Baden-Württemberg. Jewish population: 263 (in 1852), 98 (in 1933).

Cemetery map and history with photos.  Until about 1810,  Ihringen Jews were buried in Emmendingen. cemetery (on the way to Blankenhornsberg, Won Mean alley area 16.44 a). Ihringen Jewish community ended in 1938 with 125 people in 1925, 3.7% of the total population. An 1864 synagogue that replaced a previous building was destroyed by arson. The Jewish cemetery is west of Ihringen,.photos. Four suspected right-wing extremists were arrested for desecrating the cemetery in 2007. Three of the four men admitted to knocking over the gravestones at the cemetery in  ear the French border. Freiburg police searched their apartments and found far-right music, an old pistol and ammunition. Aged between 15 and 28, their identities were not revealed. The cemetery had previously been vandalized in 1990 and 1991   [Feb 2013].


79241 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz, Peters)

DISTRICT: Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald.
LOCATION OF CEMETERY: IHRINGEN beside the road between Ihringen and Blankenhornsberg (Detail)
IN USE: From 1810 (dated oldest gravestone) until 1937.
  • 1989 photographs of all gravestones and cemetery layout by Zentralarchiv
  • 1977 complete cemetery documentation with photographs by the State Office for Historic Monuments Landesdenkmalamt, ed: Margaretha Boockmann).
  • Juden aus Ihringen und Eichstetten auf dem alten Jüdischen Friedhof in Emmendingen. Ihringen S’Eige zeige. Jahrbuch des Landkreises Emmendingen für Kultur und Geschichte 5 (1991) pages 75-98.Author Karl Günther.
  • Numerous photographs of gravestones and general cemetery view in Alemannia Judaica
  • Prior to 1810 the Ihringen Jewish community used the cemetery in Emmendingen for burials. Thereafter they used their own burial ground.
  • The cemetery was desecrated in 1990, when 170 gravestones were toppled. It was once more severely vandalised and desecrated in August 2007, when 70 gravestones were toppled with some being smashed. Gravestones and the cemetery wall were spray-painted with Nazi emblems and slogans. Most of the damaged gravestones have since been repaired and restored. This outrage was widely reported and covered in the local and national press. A special public meeting of commemoration of this event was held on 7 October 2007 in the presence of the Mayor of Ihringen, a representative of ‚Alemannia Judaica‘, Rabbi Julian Chaim Soussan from Freiburg and other dignitaries. (Full story and photographs. Four suspects were subsequently detained.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica
[Translated from German April 2008)

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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