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Louis De Bavière gave a guarantee of hundred pounds to the knight Fritschmann of Westhausen for the Jewry of Pouschwiller and Neuwiller in 1322. The counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg showed remarkable tolerance (for their time) towards the Jews of their territory. Count Frederick Casimir in 1665 allowed the continuance of the burying ground of Neuwiller founded during the Thirty Years War. The original on parchment disappeared during WWII, but a copy is in the Museum of Bouxwiller. An inventory of Jews living on Le Compte de Hanau-Lichtenberg lands in 1725 gives Bouxwiller 31 families and 5 widows and for all of his land: 157 families and 9 widows. The Musée Judéo-Alsacien installed on several levels of a synagogue typical of small-town Alsace may have burial information. Permanent and temporary exhibits detail rural Jewish life in Alsace through the centuries, including how holidays, weddings, and rituals circumcisions were celebrated. Open March 20 to September 15, Tuesday to Friday, 2 P.M.-5 P.M; Sunday and public holidays, 2 P.M. - 6 P.M. Closed from April 19 to May 4. 62 a Grand' rue, tel. additional information about Bouxwiller. [January 2008]

Cemetery: The establishment of the burying ground at Ettendorf took place, allowed by Emperor Maximilian II towards the end of the 16th century, almost by 1575. The most ancient still extant gravestone stone carries the date of 1608. [January 2008]

photos. [Oct 2013]

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