WALLERSTEIN: 86757 Bavaria Danube-Ries (Gerz, Peters)
Fifty headstones of the Jewish cemetery were cleaned by students and teachers of two colleges in Noerdlingen and Oettingen. The results of the cleaning process were amazing. Inscriptions that had been thought lost could be seen again. A photographical documentation with text translation and genealogical remarks is in preparation.
Burial lists from the Wallerstein Jewish cemetery exist. These lists were part of the annual tax lists from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Wallerstein was the burial place of Jews from Hainsfarth, Kleinerdlingen, Oberdorf, Oettingen, Pflaumloch and Wallerstein. Lists are at the Harburg castle. Rolf Hofmann (Libanon Strasse 79, 70186 Stuttgart. Contact him for more information.) is doing a transcription and hopes to be finished in the spring of 1999. Source: Rolf Hofmann, Libanon Strasse 79, 70186 Stuttgart, Germany (Harburg Project).
A Jewish Community probably existed since 1348. A large cemetery. In a marshy area where all tombstones face West, some vandalism in 1926, with lots of old as well as newer tombstones; burials to about 1940. Notable tomb of Michael Riess, i.e., Michael Reese [cf. Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago]. Source: Steinerne Zeugnisse juedischen Lebens in Bayern; eine Dokumentation, 2nd ed. by Israel Schwierz. Muenchen: Bayerische Landes- zentrale fuer politische Bildungsarbeit 1992, ISBN 3-87052-398-0, 368 pp. [1st ed. 1988, ISBN 3-87052-393-X, 352 pp.].
283. III 90 Wallerstein, Memorbuch, Heb., photocopy: Source: Leo Baeck Institute -HJ Cemetery list. Source: Leo Baeck Institute. Der Friedhof Wallerstein in: Jüdische Familienforschung 13 (1937). Source: Angelika Ellmann-Krüger.
UPDATE: Juedische Friedhof, 86757 Wallerstein, Germany. Person to contact about grave locations: Rolf Hofmann, Libanon Strasse 79, 70186, Stuttgart, Germany.
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