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Jewish Families connected to Randegg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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  • Mrs. Picard (c.1815 - d.)
    Her adult children were in St. Louis Missouri in the 1875 era, married and had family and three of them died there around 1900. No record of her coming to the US. His son Meyer was born in Baden in 18...
  • Unknown Picard (c.1810 - c.1870)
    Unknown Picard:His children were in St. Louis Missouri in the 1875 era, married and had family and three of them died there around 1900. No record of him coming to the US. His son Meyer was born in Bad...
  • Helene Levi (1849 - 1932)
  • Salomon Guggenheim (1866 - 1933)
  • Erna Frohwein (1898 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs:Frohwein, Ernageborene Guggenheim geboren am 13. März 1898 in Randegg / Konstanz / Baden wohnhaft in RandeggEmigration: BelgienDeportation: ab Mechelen (Maline...

The town of Randegg had a Jewish population of several hundred people in the 1800's.

Jewish Burial index, JOWBR, has this record of Randegg Cemetery:

Cemetery Description: Konstanz district, Baden-Württemberg. The documentation about the Jewish cemetery in Randegg comes from the burial lists in the archives of Baden Wuerttemburg: Bestand EL 228 b I: Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg: Dokumentation der jüdischen Grabsteine in Baden-Württemberg. Their website is https://www2.landesarch Specific very valuable lists of transcribed gravestones in Randegg are listed here.

In Yad Vashem and other Holocaust records this location is named " Randegg / Konstanz / Baden wohnhaft in Buchau und Oberstotzingen"

In Geni it is often referenced as Gottmadingen or Randegg or both, in Freiberg. Presently, early 2016, it is necessary to use "Randegg, Germany" in the place field's to get Geni to enter the correct town name.

Among the families represented in the above mentioned gravestone listings are Guggenheim, Weil, Picard, Neumann and Bloch.

From Accessed March 2016.


General information: First Jewish presence: 1656; peak Jewish population: 251 in 1849; Jewish population in 1933: 62 Summary: The Jewish community of Randegg employed rabbis throughout most of its existence. Randegg’s yeshiva, founded in the mid-18th century, earned regional renown. In 1810, the community decided to replace its 17th-century synagogue with a new house of worship near Hauptstrasse; the new synagogue housed a library, a schoolroom and quarters for a teacher who also served as shochet and chazzan.

Randegg’s cemetery, consecrated in the 17th century, was located at Gewann Floezler.

In 1933, three Jewish schoolchildren studied religion in Randegg. A chevra kadisha, a women’s association and a charity association were active in the town. All Jewish-owned businesses had closed by 1938. On Pogrom Night, an SS commando placed the mayor under house arrest before blowing up the synagogue; the explosion destroyed the building, its contents (including approximately ten Torah scrolls) and the adjacent rabbinate building. The mayor resigned in protest.

Thirty local Jews emigrated, nine relocated within Germany and five died in Randegg. The remaining 17 Jews, together with 11 from Villingen (an affiliated community), were deported to Gurs on October 22, 1940. At least 42 Jews originally from Randegg perished in the Shoah. In 1968, a memorial stone was unveiled at the former synagogue site."

The Center for Jewish History in New York has a number of documents and photographs of the town of Randegg. Refer to for details. Family Picard is well represented in some of these documents and photos.