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ALZENAU i.Ufr. incorp.HÖRSTEIN (HOERSTEIN): 63755 Bavaria, Lower Franconia (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Aschaffenburg.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Turn left before the end of Am Jüdischen Friedhof street (A) (Detail)

IN USE: From 1812, extended in 1848, until 1938.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 266.

DOCUMENTATION:

PUBLICATIONS:

NOTES:

  • The creation of this cemetery in 1812 was a joint undertaking between the Jewish communities of Hörstein and those of Alzenau together with Wasserlos.

  • The cemetery is enclosed by a solid stone wall, which has a double metal entrance gate.

  • Desecration took place in January 1936 when 100 gravestones were uprooted. A second desecration occurred in January 1937.

  • The cemetery is maintained in excellent order by the city of Alzenau. The ground is owned by the Landesverbandes Israelitischer Kultusgemeinden in Bayern.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, page 73 (Schwierz LBI).

(Researched and translated from German December 2009)