SESSLACH inc. AUTENHAUSEN Print
SESSLACH incorporating AUTENHAUSEN: 96145 Bavaria, Upper Franconia (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Coburg

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: SW of and immediately beyond the limit of  Autenhausen, on the Judenberg.

IN USE: From 1839 until about 1920.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 97.

DOCUMENTATION:

PUBLICATIONS:

  • In Schwierz - refer to Sources below.
  • Michael Trüger: Der jüdische Friedhof in Ansbach, publ. by Der Landesverband der Israelit. Kultusgemeinden in Bayern. 10. Jahrgang Nr. 67 in September 1995 pagesExtract.
  • Michael Trüger: Der jüdische Friedhof in Autenhausen. In: Der Landesverband der Israelit. Kultusgemeinden in Bayern.11. Jahrgang Nr. 69 in April 1996 page 18.(Abstract).

NOTES:

  • Most of the old gravestones are very attractive, the oldest dated 1839 and the most recent 1917.
  • This is a small cemetery for a Jewish community which had a recorded presence from 1675 until 1923. Up to 1878 this cemetery was also used for burials by the Jewish community of Coburg. The terraced cemetery is surrounded by a massive dry-stone wall with two wrought iron gates, one main entrance and a smaller side gate. The cemetery is kept in good order.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, pages 205-206 (LBI).

(Researched and translated from German August 2009).

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