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QUATZENHEIM: (Twazene) (Bas-Rhin département, Alsace région) PDF Print E-mail

48°37′37″N 7°34′25″E This commune in the Bas-Rhin department of Alsace, NE France grew along an old Roman road leading from Strasbourg to Saverne.

A place of worship existed from 1777 in Quatzenheim (Twatzene) in the home of an individual, probably the same building that was transformed into synagogue in 1819. Used as a meeting room during WWII, the Jewish community had been decimated by deportations. Services took place in the small prayerhouse located in the same building until 1980. Quartenheim had a rabbinate seat from 1880 to 1910. photos, an audio portion, and more information, only in French.  [January 2008]

Jewish history. [October 2013]


A small cemetery dating from about 1839 is still active. Source: Avraham MALTHETE (translator of Rosenwiller's register) at Bibliothécaire-Paléographe Bibliothèque de l'Alliance Israélite Universelle, 45, rue la Bruyère - 75009 PARIS, Tél.: 01 53 32 75 61, Fax: 01 48 74 51 33. email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and website. [September 2002]

The still active Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim was created in 1793.  Surrounded by a sandstone wall, the old part in the SW includes about 100 gravestones from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries. About 180 neoclassical  gravestones in the NW part are from mid-19th century to early 20th century. The NE section includes about 50 gravestones from the early 20th century. The gravestones are granite. The SE is unoccupied. A Holocaust  is located at the main entrance of Principal Street. The cemetery is located at the end of the rue Principal at the end of the road direction Wiwersheim, corner of Rue de Dossenheim. gravestone photos. [October 2013]


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