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ASCHAFFENBURG: 63741 and incorp. SCHWEINHEIM 63734 Bavaria, Lower Franconia (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Urban District.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY:

  • 1. Aschaffenburg old cemetery in City centre, immediately adjoining main city cemetery (Detail). Later cemetery, separated by a wire mesh fence from the city's Waldfriedhof cemetery along Stockstadter Weg. Go to last gate for Jewish section. (Detail).

IN USE:

  • Old cemetery established prior to 1700; later cemetery created in 1983 containing only the graves of Wilhelm Jellinek and his wife.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: Two.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Aschaffenburg: Jewish Community Collection 1300-1995 (3 folders) (LBI).

  • Israel Schwierz: see below under Sources.

NOTES:

  • The old cemetery in the town centre is well maintained by the city authorities. There is a memorial in honour of the Jewish soldiers who fell during WW1. Similarly, the newer cemetery is also kept in good order by the city authorities.

  • Vandalism occurred in 1936, during the Nazi era and again in 1979 and 1984.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY:

  • 2. Aschaffenburg - SCHWEINHEIM cemetery, approx 1 mile along Bischbergstrasse, turn left twice into small side roads. The cemetery is on the right, close by small deciduous wood (general direction).

IN USE: From prior to 18th century until 1942.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 542.

DOCUMENTATION:

NOTES:

  • This cemetery served not only the Jewish community of Aschaffenburg but also those in surrounding villages. The cemetery is surrounded by a solid stone wall and adorned with an iron gate, was repeatedly vandalised during the Nazi era and again in 1985, when more than 40 gravestones were toppled, seriously damaged and daubed with white paint.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, pages 35-36 (LBI).

[UPDATE] Schonunger gravestone mystery solved. [November 2014]

(Researched and translated from German January 2010).

 

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 00:38