Remiremont Jewish Community

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A Jewish community in Remiremont in the Vosges department in the French region of Lorraine was at least since the early 19th century and existed until the Holocaust .


At the beginning of the 19th century, Jews from Alsace and Eastern Europe came to Remiremont. Their number increased continuously until the end of the 19th century. They were cloth manufacturers, cattle dealers or butchers.

Remiremont had been the seat of a rabbinate since 1874 , which was responsible for the areas of the department that did not belong to the rabbinate of Épinal . This rabbinate was subordinate to the Grand Rabbi of Vesoul .

National Socialist Persecution

In 1943 and 1944 the Jewish residents of Remiremont were deported and murdered by the German occupiers . 41 Jews, aged 10 to 80, were killed in Auschwitz .


Former synagogue in Remiremont

Remiremont's first synagogue was built in 1825 in a private home. A second synagogue was set up in 1837 at 10, rue Maucherville, the former Judengasse . In 1884 a synagogue was built on Avenue Arnot with a classroom on the ground floor and a rabbi apartment on the first floor. After this synagogue was sold in 1970, it was demolished by the new owner.


The Jewish cemetery in Remiremont, established in 1837, is right next to the communal cemetery. Many gravestones ( Mazevot ) are still preserved.


  • Henry Schumann: Mémoire des communautés juives. Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse et Vosges . Editions Serpenoise, Metz 2003, ISBN 2-87692-585-0 .

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