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Prichsenstadt in Landkreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Synagoge / Synagogue

Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk

 
 
Synagoge / Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
1. Synagoge / Synagogue Marker
Inscription.   1912 Errichtung einer Synagoge mit jüdischer Schule auf den ehemaligen Gartenanlagen einer Gerberei, Nutzung bis 1942.

Die Synagoge war das wichtigste gemeinschaftliche Gebäude des Judentums, vorrangig trafen sich die Gläubigen im Versammlungsraum zum Gebet, Studium und Unterricht. Es befanden sich darin das rabbinische Gericht, das Mikwa (rituelles Bad) und das Hospiz zur Beherbergung von Reisenden.

Die Prichsenstädter Synagoge war, dem Ortsbild angemessen, schlicht gehalten.


[English translation:]
1912 Construction of a synagogue with a Jewish school on the former tannery yard, in use until 1942.

In Jewish life, the synagogue was the most important community building, with the believers primarily meeting in the congregation room for prayer, study and instruction. It housed a rabbinical court, mikva (ritual bath) and lodgings for the accommodation of travelers.

The Prichsenstadt synagogue was in keeping with the rest of the town - unpretentious. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 49° 49.077′ 

Former Synagogue and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
2. Former Synagogue and Marker - Wide View
N, 10° 21.261′ E. Marker is in Prichsenstadt, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Freihofgasse and Schlossgasse on Freihofgasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Freihofgasse 2-4, Prichsenstadt, Bavaria 97357, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kirchgasse Stadtmauerdurchbruch / "Church Alley" Town Wall Opening (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulinstrasse 7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulinstrasse 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulinstrasse 14 (within shouting distance of this marker); Karlsplatz 9 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Karlsplatz 7 (about 90 meters away); Stadtturm / City Tower (about 150 meters away); Luitpoldstrasse 5/7 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prichsenstadt.
 
Also see . . .  The Synagogue in Prichsenstadt (Alemannia Judaica, English version, German version is more detailed). "Jews were present in 1462 and were living under various letters of protection from 1528. They numbered 74 in 1880 (total 761), and 53 in 1911. Sixteen left up to early 1938. On Kristallnacht (9-10 November 1938), the synagoge was vandalized and religious articles set on fire in the street. The Jews were then forced to sell their homes and reside in a single
Jewish Commemoration Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
3. Jewish Commemoration Plaque
Less than 500m away from the former synagogue, a commemorative plaque was installed on the city's cemetery walls, reading: The city of Prichsenstadt commemorates its former Jewish fellow citizens - as a memorial and remembrance.

house. By 1941 another 17 had left. Of the remaining ten, seven were deported to Izbica in the Lublin district (Poland) via Wuerzburg on 25 April 1942 and three to the Theresienstadt ghetto on 23 September. " (Submitted on January 26, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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