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MÜHLHAUSEN Oberpf. (Muehlhausen) incorp. SULZBÜRG (Sulzbuerg).

  • 92360 Bavaria, Upper Palatine (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Neumarkt in Upper Palatine.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY:

  • From Landl-Museum on Engelgasse past church about 800 yds.to small road branch on left to clearly visible cemetery entrance.gate marked: Israelitischer Friedhof.

IN USE:

  • First recorded burial 1632 and first documented gravestone in 1647 but now no longer visible. Oldest visible gravestone 1656. Last burial in 1938.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: Only 377 gravestones remaining.

DOCUMENTATION: .

PUBLICATIONS:

NOTES:

  • The existence of a Jewish community in Sulzbürg dates back to the 14th/15th century. The cemetery, maintained in excellent condition and situated on a steep wooded hill, is enclosed by a wall with a decorative entrance gate, set within an arch.

  • During the Nazi pogrom of 9th November 1938, the cemetery was desecrated, gravestones uprooted, generally left neglected and subsequently closed altogether.

  • In 1945 the Sulzbürg inhabitants were ordered to restore the toppled gravestones and generally clean up the cemetery. Between 2003 and 2008 a cemetery conservation project was undertaken in collaboration between the Bavarian Ministry for the Preservation of Historic Monuments and the Jewish community of Munich. This was extended in 2009 by a comprehensive preservation programme.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, page 298 (Schwierz LBI).

(Researched and translated from German January 2010-01-23

 

Photos courtesy of Edgar Pielmeier

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:22