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(Cartoon courtesy Daniela Weil. Daniela's grandfather Kurt Weil was born in Steinsfurt.)


 

Welcome

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.

 

Important information about this website and the association

Important Notice

As you see this site is still work-in-progress. This is especially true for the English version.

We apologize and try to improve it as fast as possible.

If you find mistakes or have suggestions for improvements please contact us at webmaster (at) synagogue-steinsfurt (dot) org

(Positive comments are welcome, too!)

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Latest about this Site

We have changed this side so that it is more user-friendly for mobiles.

Using this opportunity we have adapted the layout somewhat to our publications elsewhere.

 

We would be pleased to get feedback:  webmaster <ct> synagogue.steinfurt.org

 


 

Shoah — Exhibition in the Synagogue

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

But this is only part of the truth.

Even in Steinsfurt there was one immediate victim of the pogroms in November 1938.

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

 

From the Exhibition

Using the pages of our memorial book we have created an exhibition, in which we remember the persons from Steinsfurt who were murdered in the 3rd Reich.

It is open for the public on Open memorial day, September 10, 2017 frm 11:30 am to 5 pm.

On the following Sundays, September 17th, September 24th and October 1st, it is open from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Up to the end of the year it will be possible to arrange additional times for visit, sending an email to

synagog (at) synagogue-steinsfurt.org

 

 

Collection of Links which we find interesting

Useful information

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Content of our Website

 

Just now we provide more information in the German version which we will translate soon.

In the mean time you might want to switch languages to see that information.

This site was made possible since we had help:

Citizen Award of the Denkmalstiftung Baden-Württemberg

There are more than 90.000 cultural monuments in Baden-Württemberg and the Denkmalstiftung Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart supports many of them. So we were extremely surprised when we heard that our association was short-listed for the Citizen Award 2019 of the Denkmalstiftung. Someone who values our work highly seems to have suggested us.

By now we have actually been informed that we really have won this prize.

 

The letter by the Denkmalstiftung says:

Damit würdigt die Stiftung Ihren vorbildlichen Einsatz für den Erhalt und die Restaurierung der alten Synagoge Sinsheim-Steinsfurt als Denkmal jüdischen Lebens. Beispielhaft haben Sie darüber hinaus mit Schulen sowie den Städten und Gemeinden in der Region mit Ausstellungen, Vorträgen, Lesungen und Konzertverstanstaltungen ein öffentliches Bewusstsein für die jüdische Vergangenheit im Kraichgau geschaffen.   By this the Foundation values your exemplary commitment for the preservation and restoration of the old Synagogue in Sinsheim-Steinsfurt as a monument of Jewish Life. Moreover, by organizing exhibitions, lectures, readings and concerts you have in an exemplary way cooperated with schools, towns and communities in the region to create a public awareness of the Jewish past in the Kraichgau.

 

The award is endowed with 5.000 €.

The money is a great help with the final stages of the restauration of the synagogue and with other projects we have planned.

Logo der Denkmalstiftung

 


Press Coverage

Within SEPA (roughly Western Europe) a bank transfer from your account to ours is probably the best way to send your donation to us.

But even from states outside SEPA as e.g. USA you might consider to use it.

Donations can be made using a check but in this case there are costs for us which you ought to be aware of because they are deducted from your donation..

You might want to use a money order for your donation.

Our bank has informed us that a money order is in many ways equivalent to a check. So the relevant information is in many ways the same, too.

If you have a PayPal account this is a convenient way for the transfer. Outside SEPA this the best way we have found. The costs are not very high and it is easy to use.

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.

This site is still work in progress.