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KRUMBACH incorp. HÜRBEN (HUERBEN) : 86381 Bavaria, Swabia (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Günzburg (Guenzburg).

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Along Badweg (A) to (B) then left on footpath to cemetery (Detail).

IN USE: From 1628 until December 1940.



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

  • Jüdische Friedhöfe in Bayern publ. Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst - click on Friedhöfe A-Z and Krumbach.


  • Israel Schwierz: Steinerne Zeugnisse jüdischen Lebens in Bayern - refer to Sources below.

  • Michael Trüger: Der jüdische Friedhof in Krumbach, publ. Der Landesverband der Israelitischen. Kultusgemeinden in Bayern - click on Friedhöfe and Krumbach.

  • Germot Roemer: Der Leidensweg der Juden in Schwaben. Augsburg 1983 (zum Ende der jüdischen Gemeinde Krumbach-Hürben pages 85-88 (LBI).

  • Benigna Schoenhagen / Herbert Auer: Juedisches Krumbach-Hürben. Einladung zu einem Rundgang Series: Orte juedischer Kultur Haigerloch 2002 (LBI).

  • Peter Fassl: Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in Schwaben, publ. Irseer Schriften, Sigmaringen 1994 pages 117-128 (LBI).


  • This community used the cemetery in Burgau (Swabia) prior to having their own burial ground in 1628.

  • A Mikvah was built in 1833 and a mortuary erected in 1898. The latter is still standing today.

  • Desecrations occurred several times during the Nazi era, between 1933 and 1945 and again in 1979. On some occasions, smashed gravestones were used as building material.

  • The cemetery is enclosed by a solid stone wall, 2 meters in height. There is a wrought-iron double gate, hung between two pillars, on the east side of the cemetery.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, page 266-267 (Schwierz LBI).

(Researched and translated from German February 2010).


UPDATE: [September 2013] Photos of the Jewish Cemetery are available here. (

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 20:05
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