Jewish Life and Culture

We try to collect the memory of Jewish inhabitants of Steinsfurt. We want to remind today's people that they lived together peacefully with the rest of the community.

In addition we want to keep the memory of Jews in Rohrbach, Sinsheim and in the surrounding area alive.

Jews in the Kraichgau

The first Jewish person recorded in the Kraichgau was an inhabitant of Bruchsal in 1288. In the 14th century there were more Jews mentioned in the Kraichgau  – eg. in Bretten, Sinsheim, Waibstadt, Neckarbischofsheim, Wiesloch and Eppingen.

Around 1390 all Jews were expelled from the Kurpfalz.