|HOFHEIM IN TAUNUS – WALLAU|
HOFHEIM IN TAUNUS – WALLAU: 65719 Hesse
District: Main-Taunus Coordinates: Latitude: 50.065375 / Longitude: 8.375935 Location: north-east of village on the Langenhainer Strasse (adjoining the tennis and squash courts).
IN USE: from 1738 (or earlier) until 1940 by the Jewish communities of Wallau, Delkenheim, Massenheim, Diedenbergen, Hochheim, Langenheim, Wildsachsen, Nordenstadt, Breckenheim, Medenback and Ingstadt. Source: Kommission fuer die Geschichte der Juden in Hessen submitted by Harmut Heinemann of the Commission.
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 185
HISTORY: This cemetery dates back to the first half of the 18th century. Gravestones from this period are still visible, in spite of vandalism during the Nazi period. The newer part of the cemetery was probably used from around 1842 onwards. The last funeral took place in 1940 (Sally Schoenfeld from Nordenstadt). There is a war memorial for Jewish soldiers who died in WW1 in the middle of the cemetery, as well as a memorial stone for 35 Jews murdered during the Nazi era.
SOURCES: Alemannia Judaica and Kommission für die Geschichte der Juden in Hessen.
BOOK: From Gure, the annual publication of the Wallau Historical society, Issue N. 5, 1988, translated courtesy of Louis Lowenstein.
Note: While the cited publication does not reproduce the names of the 35 victims memorialized in the cemetery, it does give extensive information regarding the victims from Wallau, including birth dates and in some cases deportation destinations.