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BAD KISSINGEN: 97688  Bavaria, Lower Franconia  (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Bad Kissingen.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Close to railroad crossing in Bergmannstrasse (Detail).

IN USE: From 1801 until (last burial) 1989.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: more than 400.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Numerous individual gravestone photographs and general cemetery views in Alemannia Judaica..

PUBLICATIONS:

  • In Schwierz - refer to Sources below.
  • Michael Trüger: Der jüdische Friedhof in Bad Kissingen, publ. Der Landesverband der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden in Bayern. 8. Jahrgang Nr. 58 in May 1993 page 20 (Abstract).
  • Baruch Z. Ophir/Falk Wiesemann: Die jüdischen Gemeinden in Bayern 1918-1945. Geschichte und Zerstörung. publ.1979 Oldenbourg pages 262-267 (LBI).
  • Hans-Jürgen Beck/Walter Rudolf: Jüdisches Leben in Bad Kissingen, publ. Stadt Bad Kissingen 1990, 220 pages illust. (LBI).
  • Germania Judaica II page 401 (LBI).

NOTES:

  • The existence of a Jewish community in Bad Kissingen probably dates back to the 13th century, but was likely to have disappeared in 1298 during a period of expulsions. The presence of another community was recorded in 1644.
  • The present cemetery is enclosed by the old and partially restored stone wall and, in parts, by a new concrete wall with a wrought iron gate. There is a large mortuary containing various memorial plaques, including one recording the names of the fallen Jewish soldiers of WW1 from Bad Kissingen.
  • The cemetery was vandalised during the Nazi era and also by two youths in early May 1994, who damaged some gravestones by daubing them with paint. The culprits were arrested.
  • The cemetery is well maintained and contains many beautiful newer as well as numerous old and partially sunken old tombstones.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, pages 39-42 (LBI).

(Researched and translated from German August 2009)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 17:03
 
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