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Coat of arms of Ilvesheim 49 ° 28 'N, 08 ° 34' E, 5 miles E of Mannheim. In Rhein-Neckar district, NW Baden-Wurteemberg. Jewish population: 150 (in 1825), 28 (in 1933). Ilvesheim is a town in the district of Rhein-Neckar with 2008 population of 8000. Until about1850, there was a surge in growth. After the WWII,  the town took in more than 500 displaced persons. Ilvesheim is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 547: "Ilvesheim".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot , Germany, Vol 2 (1986), p. 240: "Ilvesheim".
  • JewishGen GerSIG


68549 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz, Peters)

DISTRICT: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.
SOURCE: Gerz and Peters.
LOCATION OF CEMETERY: beside the Neckar canal, junction of Scheffelstraße and Hebelstraße (Detail)
IN USE: From around 1860 (oldest known gravestone dated 1860) until 1935.
  • 1987 photographs of all gravestones also cemetery layout by Zentralarchiv.
  • 1992 full cemetery documentation with these photographs by Statde Office for Historic Monuments (Landesdenkmalamt, ed. Barbara Döpp).
  • Numerous photographs of graves and general cemetery views in Alemannia Judaica.
  • Up to 1860 the Ilvesheim Jewish community used the Mannheim cemetery for burials.
  • The first case of desecration of this cemetery was reported in May 1911, when 21 gravestones were toppled and partially demolished by a gang of hooligans, who were subsequently severely punished. Similar outrages occurred during the Nazi era.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Alemannia Judaica [Translated from German May 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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