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Jewish Families from Steinbach and Schwäbisch Hall (Baden-Württemberg) Germany

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  • Bela Herz (1779 - 1850)
    Information from "Der Judische Friedhof in Schwaebisch Hall - Steinbach" by Heinrich Kohring
  • My photo taken April 2017
    Aron Herz (b. - 1817)
    My translation from "Mayer Seligmann, Judt zu Unterlimpurg":Aron was a son of Herzle Abraham and Sara. He was granted in 1794 the status of protected Jew by the Comburg Monastery, but the protection mo...
  • Nathan Hähnlein (1846 - 1918)
    My translation from "Der Judische Friedhof in Schwaebisch Hall - Steinbach" by Heinrich Kohring:He was a preacher, butcher, a meat expert "Fleischbeschauer" and a teacher in the holy community of Hall ...
  • Helene Roberg (1908 - 1943)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs:Roberg, Helena Helene geboren am 06. Juni 1908 in Berlichingen/Künzelsau/Württembergwohnhaft in Berlichingen und in Schwäbisch HallEmigration 00.00.1939, Niede...
  • Rivka Berlinger (b. - 1946)

This project seeks to collect all information about the Jewish families from the towns of Steinbach and Schwäbisch Hall, and to reconstruct the history of their Jewish population or community.

In the Middle Ages Schwäbisch Hall included a Jewish community from the 13th to the 15th century and then another in the mid-19th century. 263 Jews lived in the city in 1880. The city's Haalstrasse was the center of a Jewish residential area in the Middle Ages. Some Jews expelled from Hall are likely to have settled in the vicinity. The Schwäbisch Hall district, now identified as Unterlimpurg, had Jewish residents already in 1541. In the first half of the 18th century Elieser Sussmann, a Jewish painter from Poland, decorated the congregation's prayer room. It has been installed in the Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum in Schwäbisch Hall. Another Jewish community was in the Schwäbisch Hall suburb of Steinbach. Its Neustetter Strasse used to be recalled the Judengasse" (Jew Alley). Along the street that leads to Unterlimpurg, specifically at Neustetter Strasse 34, a synagogue was built in 1809. It remained a house of worship in Schwäbisch Hall and Steinbach until its destruction in 1938. In 1809 a Jewish cemetery was opened on Steinbacher Strasse. It was vandelized in 1938 and in the years thereafter. Only some of its gravestones have been resurrected. It was not until the mid-19th century that Jews were allowed to reside again in Schwäbisch Hall. A prayer room, opened in the house at the Obere Herrengasse 8, but was destroyed in 1938. The rabbinate which was moved from Braunsbach to Hall around 1900 was in the building at Obere Herrengasse 1.