Jewish cemetery (Ichenhausen)

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Jewish cemetery in Ichenhausen
Gravestone in the Jewish cemetery in Ichenhausen

The Jewish cemetery in Ichenhausen , a town in the Swabian district of Günzburg , is a protected cultural monument and is located south of the village on the road to Krumbach .


In the years after the first admission of Jews to Ichenhausen, from 1536, the dead of the Jewish community of Ichenhausen were buried in the now no longer existing Jewish cemetery in Burgau .

In 1567 a separate cemetery could be built, which was expanded several times and therefore consists of four parts. In the 102.59 ares large cemetery there are still around 1000 tombstones ( Mazewot ). The total number of those buried is estimated at 7,000 to 8,000.

time of the nationalsocialism

The cemetery was partially destroyed during the November pogroms in 1938 . Many tombstones were knocked over and broken as a result.

Tahara house

Tahara house in the Jewish cemetery in Ichenhausen

The cemetery hall with an attached Tahara house , built in 1934, is a round building with a wooden canopy and was built by the Ichenhausen Jewish Youth Association .


  • Klaus-Dieter Alicke: Lexicon of the Jewish communities in the German-speaking area. Volume 2: Großbock - Ochtendung. Gütersloher Verlagshaus, Gütersloh 2008, ISBN 978-3-579-08078-9 ( online version ).
  • Israel Schwierz: Stone evidence of Jewish life in Bavaria. A documentation . Published by the Bavarian State Center for Political Education in Munich. Bayerische Verlags-Anstalt, Bamberg 1988, ISBN 3-87052-393-X , pp. 243-250.
  • More than stones ... Synagogue memorial band Bavaria. Volume I . Edited by Wolfgang Kraus, Berndt Hamm and Meier Schwarz . Developed by Barbara Eberhardt and Angela Hager with the assistance of Cornelia Berger-Dittscheid, Hans Christof Haas and Frank Purrmann. Kunstverlag Josef Fink, Lindenberg im Allgäu 2007, ISBN 978-3-89870-411-3 , pp. 478-487.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 21 ′ 39 ″  N , 10 ° 18 ′ 39 ″  E