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Jewish families from Dueren, Germany

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  • Dr. Edith Rosalie Wulff (1910 - 1987)
    Edith and Alfred studied dental medicine in Berlin. They came to Palestine in 1934.
  • Paul Richard Bendix (1877 - 1943)
    Possibly the twin brother of Helene. Received his highschool graduation certificate in 1894 in Dueren. Immigrated to the USA in 1908 and Walli followed him in about 1911.
  • Marcus Jacobs (c.1765 - d.)
    Marcus married Marianne Callmann. born ca. 1770.
  • Marianne Jacobs (c.1770 - d.)
  • Esther Leven (1799 - d.)

DÜREN is a town near Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Jews from Dueren are mentioned in 13th-century records. In 1238 Anselm of Dueren and his wife, Jutta, acquired some property in the Jewish quarter of Cologne. In 1241 the Jews of Dueren paid ten marks imperial tax. Judah of Dueren was involved in a famous controversy over a marriage mentioned in a responsum of Meir b. Baruch of Rothenburg. During the second half of the 13th century Isaac ben Meir *Dueren lived in the city.

The community was annihilated during the Black Death (1348–49), and was not reconstituted until the 19th century. The modern community, which had its own elementary school, numbered 252 in 1880, 268 in 1905, and 358 in 1933, but was reduced to 184 in 1939. During Kristallnacht (November 10, 1938) the synagogue and community center were burned down by the Nazis. One hundred Jewish men from Dueren were interned in Buchenwald. In July 1941 the remaining Jews were deported to the death camps. After the war, 15 Jews returned there, but subsequently left, and Jewish community life was not resumed.

Source: Jewish Virtual Library.