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The Jewish Families of Lichtenfels, Germany

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  • Gitel Prezfelder (c.1780 - 1806)
  • Elkele Bruell (Bruell) (1770 - 1834)
  • Max Goldschmidt (1914 - 1982)
    Birth date/place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. Identified as son of Hugo and Bella (née...
  • Hugo Goldschmidt (1881 - 1929)
    Birth date/place in Bavaria, Germany, World War I Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Identified as husband of Bella Ehr...
  • Bella Goldschmidt (1891 - 1929)
    Identified as daughter of Max and Bertha (née Schloss) Ehrlich in U.S., Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2019.

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.