Königsbach [Ger], Königsbach-Stein. 48°58' N, 08°37' E, 11 miles ESE of Karlsruhe, in Enzkreis, NW Baden-Württemberg. Jewish population: 220 (in 1875), 102 (in 1933).
The dead were buried in Obergrombach until 1872 when a separate cemetery in Won "Steidig" (parcel 7122, now on the edge of the residential area "Steidig" end Rhönstraße) was built on 13.89 ha. The land purchase was madebyKaufmann Loew Stern. Löwstern gravestone in the center of the cemetery is considered art-historical "valuable".The first burial was the (d. October 2, 1872), Sarah Tiefenbronner. The cemetery has about 140 graves, arranged in five rows. Starting at the top following the line of men, the front row, directly along the way, are the children's graves. Left of the path are two rows of graves, first women, then men. The last burial in the cemetery was Amalie Stern Schmalz (d. 9 January 1940). Holocaust memorial .map.Desecration in June 1988 left 16 gravestones overturned and partially damaged. sattellite view. [Mar 2013]
Der juedische Friedhof in Koenigsbach-Stein. Unpublished documentation in the Office of Protection of Monuments 1994. Bearbeiterin: Monika Preuss. Source: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/aj Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland. Bienenstr. 5, D-69117 Heidelberg, Tel. 06221 / 164-141, (Director: Dr. Peter Honigmann).
LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Königsbach-Stein at the end of Rhönstraße. (Detail).
IN USE: From 1872 (Sarah Tiefenbronner). Last burial 09 January 1940 (Amalie Stern née Schmalz).
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 134.
(Translated from German May 2008)
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