Coat of arms of Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg MALLERSDORF-PFAFFENBERG: 84066 Bavaria, near Straubing (Peters)

Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg at 48°46′N 12°14′E is a municipality in the Straubing-Bogen district in Bavaria with around 7000 inhabitants in 2010. Near Pfaffenberg is a Jewish monument established in 1947 and financed by donations of Jewish inhabitants of the region for a tomb for 67 prisoners, who had been marched from Buchenwald and shot by German soldiers before they could be released by the allies. Inscription in German, English and Hebrew commemorating 67 victims. Source: Steinerne Zeugnisse jüdischen Lebens in Bayern; eine Dokumentation, 2nd ed. by Israel Schwierz. München: Bayerische Landes- zentrale für politische Bildungsarbeit 1992, ISBN 3-87052-398-0, 368 pp. [1st ed. 1988, ISBN 3-87052-393-X, 352 pp.].

photo. It was built and funded by Dr. Philip Auerbach. A memorial plaque on either side of the gate is in German and Hebrew. photo. Post WWII photo of delegation Regensburg Jewish community at the unveiling of the memorial. [May 2011]


Photos taken 1964, courtesy Bob Smith

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