BRUCHHAUSEN: North Rhine-Westphalia PDF Print E-mail
Coat of arms of Bruchhausen50°36′14″N 7°15′11″E. 295.2 miles WSW of Berlin . municipality in the district of Neuwied, Höxter. The now quiet village of Bruchhausen, birthplace of Jewish religious philosopher and mathematician,Steinheim (see Salomon Ludwig Steinheim Institute), is adjacent to Ottbergen. The first Jews in Bruchhausen are documented the mied-17th century. Early-19th century: six Jewish families. 1843: 26, the largest concentration of Jews in the area of ​​the present town Hoexter. For more than two centuries, Bruchhausen Jewish community included Ottberger Jews even with Protestant discrimination toward them all.  In the second half of the 19th century, the population declined rapidly and in 1850 merged Bruchhausen with Ottbergen and Amelunxen Jewish community. In 1863 the synagogue was sold to a Christian of Bruchhausen, who ensured continued Jewish worship. From 1878, after the death of the last Jewish resident, whose daughter was about to marry with a local Christian farmer, there were no Jews in Bruchhausen and the synagogue transferred to Amelunxen. [Sept 2012]

Cemetery: Above the neighborhood on a hillside in the high forest close to the war memorial, accessible via the Lehmkulenweg at the end of Hüweweg (Corridor No 8 334/107 partially). In the burial area, the exact definition of the forest is impossible. The Jewish cemetery located in the woods above the village near the war memorial (accessible from Lehmkulenweg at the end of Hüwewegs), was from 17th to 19th century and has 12 original gravestones, including relatives of the Steinheim family. Steinheim family graves are found. photos. [Sept 2012]

- Approximately 1975 - 2000 by Heritage Office (Photos)
- History in Westphalia-Lippe 1987 , pp. 82
- History in splendor 1998 , pp. 198, 260 -261.

Jewish literature in Westphalia

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