In the 17th century, Halberstadt had one of the largest Jewish communities in central Europe when nearly one in twelve of the town's inhabitants, almost 700 people, were Jewish. The synagogue in Bakenstrasse was completed in 1712. In 1938, after Kristallnacht, most of the building was taken down. A short distance from the synagogue, in the Rosenwinkel alley,a yeshiva existed. Today the Moses Mendelssohn Academy based there organizes exhibitions and presentations and provides a wide range of information about the Jewish culture and way of life. [March 2011]

HALBERSTADT: 38820 Saxony-Anhalt (Gerz)
1) Am Berge
2) I, Sternstr.
3) II, Quenstedter Str.
Cemetery list. Source: LBI -HJ Grab-juedische Symbole in:Hirzel,S. Grab und Friedhof der Gegenwart, (Jewish graves symbols in: Grave and cemetery in the present times, by S. Hirzel), by M. Gruenwald. Munich, 1927. Pages 36-44, German. 36C1443. Notes: 1 tombstone photo. Source: Tagger, Mathilde A. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography . Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.


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