Fellheim Jewish cemetery

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Jewish cemetery in Fellheim

The Jewish cemetery in the municipality of Fellheim in the Unterallgäu district in Bavaria , together with the synagogue, is a listed building as a single object D-7-78-139-6 and is also part of the ensemble - protected complex "Former Jewish Settlement" (file number E-7- 78-139-1).


The cemetery of the Jewish community Fellheim was laid out in 1787 in the so-called Jewish quarter of Fellheim. The synagogue was also built on the west side of the same property . After the cemetery was laid out, it was expanded several times in the 19th century. Until it was given its own cemetery around 1840 , the deceased of the Jewish community of Osterberg were also buried in Fellheim . At its maximum extent the cemetery extended to the main street.

The last burial was in 1942 that of Memmingen citizen Rike Heilbronner (1870–1942). During the Third Reich , the Jewish cemetery was devastated in the pogrom night from November 9th to 10th, 1938. After the end of the Second World War , the damaged tombs were restored at the perpetrators' expense.

After the former synagogue was transferred to private ownership in 1950 and subsequently converted into a residential building, the cemetery was separated from the private property by a new wall and reduced to its present size. There are currently 190 Jewish gravestones there .


The Jewish cemetery is located east of the house at Memminger Strasse 17 (former synagogue) in Fellheim.

Web links

Commons : Jewish cemetery Fellheim  - collection of images


  • Tilmann Breuer : City and District of Memmingen . Ed .: Heinrich Kreisel and Adam Horn. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 1959, p. 106 .
  • Wilhelm Rapp: History of the village of Fellheim, vol. 1 . Fellheim 1960, p. 127-142, 204-239 .
  • AK history, customs and chronicle, community Fellheim (ed.): Fellheim an der Iller. An illustrated tour through the former Jewish town center of Fellheim . Fellheim 2007.
  • City Archives Munich (ed.), The Rosenthals. The rise of a Jewish family of antiquaries to world fame. With contributions by Elisabeth Angermair, Jens Koch, Anton Löffelmeier, Eva Ohlen and Ingo Schwab, Vienna a. a. Böhlau. 2002, ISBN 320577020X (used)

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments: Architectural and ground monuments in Fellheim
  2. ↑ Information board at the Jewish cemetery

Coordinates: 48 ° 4 ′ 15.5 ″  N , 10 ° 9 ′ 9.8 ″  E