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Jewish people from Ichenhausen

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The purpose of this project is to concentrate all jewish people from the town Ichenhausen.

Location: Ichenhausen is located in Landkreis Günzburg, Bavarian Swabia, in the German State of Bavaria.

Ichenhausen have a big Jewish Cemetery, with totally 7000 to 8000 gravestones, and 1100 transcribed gravestones.

Population: today's Ichenhausen population is about 8,400 people, without jewish.

JewishGen Locality Page:

Genealogical Resources:

In SuperSearch ( Website:

Births listing from around 1784 until 31 December 1889.

Deaths listing from 1825 until 31 December 1889.

Marriages listing from 1824 until 1921.

Matrikel records

In angelfire Website:

Emigrations of Jews from Ichenhausen in the midddle of the 19th century:

List of the most of Ichenhausen family heads in 1843:

In Alemannia Judaica:

In Yad VaShem (for Holocaust's victims):

Another list of victims of the holocaust, in the German Memorial Book:

In the Aufbau indexing project:

Ichenhausen Jewish Cemetery in the International Jewish Cemetery Project:

  • **Since 2014, the graves of the cemetery are available on GoogleSites, thanks to Yair Kamm:

Some facts about the Jewish Community:

  • In the 19th century, Ichenhausen was the second-largest Jewish Community in Bavaria with almost 900 Jews.
  • In 1933, approxmality 300 Jews lived in Ichenhausen, and it was the largest rural Jewish Community in Bavaria
  • Some big Jewish families from Ichenhausen: Neuburger, Gerstle, Koschland, Bissinger, Bernheim and others.

Since the 1840s, many Jews from Ichenhausen and their descendants migrated to various countries:

  • Israel
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Equador
  • Costa Rica
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Some population figures:

1567 - 13 families

1730 - more than 700

1811 - 893

1840 - more than 1,000

1853 - 718

1933 - 309