Sale of the Synagogue in October 1938

Die Synagoge auf einem Luftbild, ca 1938The Jewish community used the synagogue only about 40 years.





Moving Away

Since around 1870 many Jewish persons moved from Steinsfurt since there was not enough scope in the small village. In 1933 there were only 32 Jewish persons in Steinsfurt.

After the beginning of the Nazi regime even more emigrated. The few remaining members of the Jewish community were forced to sell the Synagogue in October 1938.

Forced to Sell

The Jewish community were forced to sell the synagogue by financial pressure.

Contract 1938

The sale-contract was signed by Josef Weil and Karl Leonhardt on October 25, 1935.

„Crystal night”

Conveying 1939

The final act of the sale was on July 10, 1939 in the Grundbuchamt.

Salomon Bravmann, teacher in Eppingen, who represented the Steinsfurt Israelitic congregation and Karl Leonhardt signed the conveyance.