|KUSTERDINGEN incorporating Kusterdingen, Immenhausen, Jettenburg, Mähringen, and Wankheim. used by Tübingen and Reutlingen|
48°31' N 9°07' E. Kusterdingen is a municipality 30 km S of Stuttgart, in the district of Tübingen formed of the following five villages: Kusterdingen, Immenhausen, Jettenburg, Mähringen, and Wankheim.
Hiistory and photos.The locked cemetery is near B28 road immediately next to the dump. Obscured by trees, no apparent connection to the town of Wankheim nor the town of Kuesterdingen of which Wankheim is formally part is apparent. [Mar 2013]
History and photos. in 1774 four to five Wankheim Jewish families leased a plot to create a cemetery with an annual rent of 3 florins. Since 1843, the Jewish community tried purchasing the cemetery grounds, but the Wankheim council demanded an excessive amount, dragging out the negotiations over four years. Since 1848, the cemetery was owned by the municipality. Around 1900 until about 1933, Jewish deceased from Tübingen and Reutlingen were buried here. The cemetery is located on the old road from Wankheim after Kusterdingen (signposted several times, not far from today's B 28; area 10.88 a). In the cemetery is a Holocaust memorial for 14 from the Jewish community of Tübingen. In October 1939, the cemetery was desecrated: 65 gravestones were overturned. In 1943, the cemetery became the property of th e Wankheimmunicipality . In 1949 the burial site was returned in restitution to the Jews of Wurttemberg. Further desecration of the cemetery were in November 1950, May 198,6 and December 1989. [Mar 2013]
72127 Baden-Württemberg (Gerz, Peters).
DISTRICT: Tübingen (Tuebingen).(Translated from German June 2008)
LOCATION OF CEMETERY:
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 137.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:07|