STRUTH: (Bas-Rhin département, Alsace région) Print
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An inventory finds 7 Jewish families in 1756. Lands belonged then to Seigneurie de La Petite Pierre. Monsieur de Fouquerolles, who was very religiously tolerant after payment of various taxes. Le Consistoire Israélite du Bas-Rhin estimates that 70 Jews lived here in 1784, 108 in 1807, peaking at 161 in 1868, and gradually reducing in number until 1953 when 23 Jews lived there. Eight persons of the Community were deported and one shot during WWII. Today, native of Struth maintain the 1836 synagogue undamaged. Since July 2nd, 1996, the synagogue has belonged to the village that has done the restoration in 1997 and Spring 2002. http://judaisme.sdv.fr/synagog/basrhin/r-z/struth.htm has photos and text in French. To arrange visits, contact Sonia Lemmel, Tél: 03 88 60 72 10. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Office du Tourisme du Pays de La Petite-Pierre, 2 a Rue du Château BP 11 67290 LA PETITE PIERRE, Tél: 03 88 70 42 30, Fax: 03 88 70 41 08, E-mail: t This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [January 2008]

Le Cimetière: Located in a valley outside the village, it dates from when the first Jews lived in Struth (1756). The most ancient legible tomb dates from 1806. The hillside burying ground is made up of two parts, the upper being most ancient. [January 2008]