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WILLANZHEIM incorp. HÜTTENHEIM: 97348 Bavaria, Lower Franconia (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Kitzingen.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY:

  • Located outside village, set in the midst of vineyards. For directions and keys to locked cemetery gate contact: Frau Ingrid Reifenscheid-Eckert, Mayor of Markt Willanzheim, local telephone 09323-8765 260 or mobile 0170 3052589 E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IN USE: From 1816 until 1942 (End of the Jewish community).

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: Approximately 250 gravestones remaining from 483 graves.

DOCUMENTATION:

PUBLICATIONS:

NOTES:

  • Prior to having their own cemetery, the Hüttenheim Jewish community used the burial ground in Rödelsee. In November 1816 the communities of Hüttenheim, jointly with those of Nenzenheim, Marktbreit, Bullenheim, Weigenheim and Dornheim acquired the present burial ground.

  • During the Nazi reign this cemetery was partially destroyed, with the mortuary being totally wrecked. The first case of desecration was reported in October 1935, when two youths uprooted 35 gravestones, smashing three of them. The cemetery was restored in 1950. A memorial stone was erected on this occasion to remember the victims of the Nazi tyranny.

  • The cemetery is extremely well maintained and is enclosed by a trellis-work fence with gate.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, page 75-77 (Schwierz LBI).

(Researched and translated from German December 2009).

 

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