Our exhibition the former synagogue in Steinsfurt, September 2016

 Our exhibition the former synagogue in Steinsfurt, September 2016



Welcome to the Former Synagogue of Steinsfurt

We are a group of volunteers with the following aims:

  • We want to restore and keep the former synagogue in Steinsfurt as a monument for peace
  • We try to keep alive the memory that the Jewish population of Steinsfurt was an integral part of the community
  • We try to introduce young persons into historical memory. For this we support(ed) some projects.

On this page you'll find information on all those subjects – and of course about us.

The Synagogue

Frontelevation of the Synagogue, drawing by W.Dick, 1892The former Synagogue in Steinsfurt is on Dickwaldstraße (former Adersbacher Straße), with the Goldbach flowing nearby.

(N:49°14'24,3"; O:8°54'37,7")



The progress in the restauration work makes viewings possible again!

Visits can be arranged by mail to synagog (at) synagogue-steinsfurt.org

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We try to collect and publish the memory of Jewish inhabitants and their life in the community of Steinsfurt.

In addition we think of Jews in Sinsheim and in the surrounding area.

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We remember people who were connected with the former synagogue in Steinsfurt.

Jews in Steinsfurt

We collect personal and other information of persons connected with Jewish life in Steinsfurt.

Even by numbers the family Weil was the most important one in Steinsfurt.

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Bild der Gedenktafel in der SynagogeIn the synagogue there is a memory plaque for the victims of WWI from the Jewish community in Steinsfurt.

The killed Julius Weil and Fritz Weil, the missing Julius Weil and the wounded Ludwig Freudenthaler are listed.

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Weil plaque

For the 2009 meeting of the Weil family a memorial plaque was created as a common place to commemorate members of the Weil family murdered during the Holocaust as well as other victims of the Nazi regime.

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The inhabitants of Steinsfurt always seemed at ease: No Jewish person was deported from Steinsfurt.

We remember the persons who lived in Steinsfurt and were deported and murdered from the place where they later stayed.

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Hermann Weil

Hermann WeilHermann Weil (1868 - 1927) established the internationally operating grain trading firm Weil Hermanos & Cie in Argentina and was political advisor for the emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. He founded the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt and the „Kochschule” in Steinsfurt. He built the Mausoleum at the Waibstadt cemetery.

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Our Society

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We consider it as a very important task to introduce youth to history.

Our permanent partner is the denkmal aktiv AG of the Wilhelmi Gymnasium Sinsheim, but we worked with groups of other schools as well.

Together we started several projects.

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Events 2016

March 20

We invited the members of our association and all person who are interested in our work to a meeting with „coffee and cakes”. It took place in the synagogue on Sunday, March 20, at 4 pm.

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April 15

The association Jüdisches Leben Kraichgau e.V. had her „External Get-together” on April 15, 2016 in the Steinsfurt Synagogue.

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June 2

The members' meeting 2016 took place in the synagogue on June 2. The

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June 5

Am Sonntag, den 6. Juni, konnten wir Rabbi Jona Kawelczyk-Kissin, the town-rabbi of Heiderberg visited the synagogue on Sunday June 6. He supervised the correct placing of the mesusa that were given us as a present by Prof. Carlos Weil, Argentina.

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June 11/12

The village fête in Steinsfurt took place during the weekend June 11th/12th. Since the hall of the Verwaltungsstelle was not available the planned exhibition will be shown in September.

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Sept 11

On Sunday, September 11th, was „European Heritage Day”.

The synagogue was open and our Exhibition was to be seen.

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Sept 25

On September 25, 2016 at 4 pm we have presented the Memorial Book.

Missing pages will be added over time.

The book will be on display in the synagogue from this day on.

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We have prepared an exhibition with the title „Jewish children from Steinsfurt in the 3rd Reich”.

Openeing times for the synagogue during the exhibition: Sunday afternoons and Monday October 3rd, 2.30 - 5.30 pm.

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Members' Meeting 2016

The members' meeting 2016 took place in the synagogue on June 2, 2016.

About one quarter of the members were present.

They got an overview over the activities of the association and discussed questions connected with it.

  • Very important was, that we could continue with the restauration of the synagogue. The ceiling is now safe.
  • During 2015 we had a series of events connected with the 75 anniversary of the deportation of the Jews in Baden, the Palatinate and the Saarland to the Gurs internment camp in southern France.
  • The finances of the association are sound in general, but we need additional funds in excess of 50,000 € to be able to finish the restauration works.
  • To be able to have events in the synagogue we need an outbuilding with toilets. First sketches were shown and discussed. We need new ideas for financing this.
  • There is progress in producing the Memorial Book for the synagogue. It will be unveiled in a ceremony on September 25th, that will be the conclusion of the Exhibition „The Jewish Children in Steinsfurt during the 3rd Reich”
  • Further activities are planned

Questions in connection with the use of the synagogue were discussed.



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