Email: Info (at) synagogue-steinsfurt.org

Postal address:
Verein Alte Synagoge Steinsfurt eV
c/o Jutta Stier
Kurpfalzstr. 131
D-74889 Sinsheim
Germany

Address of the Verein Alte Synagoge Steinsfurt eV

Email: Info (at) synagogue-steinsfurt.org

Postal address:
Verein Alte Synagoge Steinsfurt eV
c/o Jutta Stier
Kurpfalzstr. 131
D-74889 Sinsheim
Germany

Banking:

Volksbank Kraichgau (BLZ 67292200)      

Account-No:  30162200

IBAN: DE17 6729 2200 0030 1622 00     BIC: GENODE61WIE

 

The association "Alte Synagoge e.V." was founded in 1992.

Chair person is Jutta Stier.

We invite everyone who agrees with our aims and wants to support us on a regular basis to become a member of our association.

We mourn

 

Hans Appenzeller (1920 - 2017)

 
  Johann Appenzeller (1920 - 2017)  
 

 

Obituary in the RNZ, 2017-11-11

 

(Hans Appenzeller was a honorary member of our association)

 
 

Hermann Fischer (1930 - 2017)

 
 

 

Obituary in the RNZ, 2017-12-15

 

(Hermann Fischer was a member of the association since its foundation)

 

Our Aims

We want to restore the former synagogue of Steinsfurt so that it can be recognised as a former place for worship and gatherings for an important group within the population of Steinsfurt.

It can't be a synagogue any longer in the proper meaning of the word because the community which would meet there doesn't exist anymore — but not by their own choice.

We accept that the building has been put to other uses in the meantime which have left marks of violation and disrespect — these shall remain visible.

We want to remember the persons who lived in Steinsfurt and were members of the Jewish community, their life in Steinsfurt and their compulsory escape from the village.

The synagogue is at the same time a memorial for the crimes of the regime responsible, which was a German regime. We acknowledge that hardly anybody helped the persecuted or resisted the crime.

The synagogue is to remind us that something like that shall never happen again.

So we try to introduce young persons into historical memory.

 

Another formulation of our aims is encapsulated in our mission statement. (It is here in German)

 

The association "Alte Synagoge e.V." was founded in 1992.

Chair person is Jutta Stier.

From our statutes:

§ 2 Purpose

...

2. Primary purpose of the society is the conservation of the former synagogue in Steinsfurt. It is to be used as a place for documentation and meeting. For this we

– collect, document and preserve historical evidence

– try to create a meeting place for culture and for understanding among people

– cooperate with associations and institutions which have similar aims.

3. Der Verein ist selbstlos tätig.

(The complete statutes  are here as PdF-Download)

For our efforts we need of course funds. So we are grateful for any donations.

If you want to support us you can find relevant information here.

Thank you for supporting our work.