LICHENROTH: 63633 Hesse (now Birstein)
Used the cemetery at Birstein 1769-1936. Source: Kommission fuer die Geschichte der Juden in Hessen submitted by Harmut Heinemann of the Commission.
- Cemetery of BIRSTEIN - LICHENROTH 63633 Hesse
CEMETERY LOCATION: COORDINATES: Latitude: 50.39238 / Longitude: 9.31481
IN USE: from 1740 until 1936
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 432
CEMETERY AREA: 44 acres
COMMENTS: The cemetery is believed to have been established during the first half of the 18th century. In the oldest, downwards sloping part of the cemetery, gravestones dating back to 1740 can still be seen. This cemetery was used by the Jewish communities of the villages of Unterreichenbach, Hellstein, Lichenroth, Kirchbracht, Fischborn, Schlierbach and others.
- History, Kommission für die Geschichte der Juden in Hessen by Harmut Heinemann; Hessisches Landesamt für geschichtliche Landeskunde in Marburg: Dokumentation der jüdischen Friedhöfe in Hessen - available online
SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica [translated from German November 2007]