SEDAN-CHARLEVILLE: (Ardennes département, Champagne) Print
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Sedan is a town and commune in France, a sous-préfecture of the Ardennes département. With a population of 20,500, Sedan was the site of the decisive French defeat (1870) in the Franco-Prussian War and the surrender of Napoleon III. In the 16th century Sedan was an asylum for Protestant refugees from the Wars of Religion and now is a noted textile center and also has metal and brewing industries. Jews had the right to live in the city from 1609. In 1630, they acquired two fields: the one for the synagogue and other one to make a burying ground. The most part of the Jewry were thrown out of the city in 1633, but a new community was reconstructed in 1651. The rue des Juifs is called rue Taine today. A.C.I. Chez M. NAMER, 37, rue Madame de Sévigné - 08000 Charleville-Mézières, Tél 03-24-33-24-78. Synagogue at 6, avenue de Verdun - 08200 Sedan [August 2008]

 

Cimetière Municipal de Sedan: Jewish section [August 2008]