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The Jewish Families of Lichtenfels, Germany

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This project aims at listing all the Jewish families born, lived, married or died in Lichtenfels Germany. Lichtenfels is a town in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is about 60 kilometers due east of the "little finger" of the Czech Republic that sticks into eastern Germany, north and east of Nuremberg. The Jewish community can trace it's presence in Lichtenfels to "Letters of Protection" executed in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The Jewish cemetery in Lichtenfels was one of the cemeteries that had the most significant destruction of any cemetery during the holocaust, with almost all of its grave stones and records destroyed by the local authorities.