Jewish cemetery in Hürben

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Hürben Jewish cemetery with Tahara house

The Jewish cemetery near Hürben , a former place that has belonged to the town of Krumbach in the Swabian district of Günzburg in Bavaria since 1902 , was laid out in 1628. The Jewish cemetery east of Hürben on a hill, at the so-called Schelmenloh halfway between Hürben and the Krumbad , is a protected architectural monument .


The dead of the Jewish community in Hürben were buried in the Jewish cemetery in Burgau for a long time , as the Vogt of the Margraviate of Burgau prevented the Hürben Jews from having their own cemetery. In 1628 the cemetery in Hürben was approved after all, and in 1684 the cemetery was expanded.


The approximately 100 × 100 meter large Jewish cemetery is accessed via the main entrance in the east. To the west are the children's graves, then the adult graves from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To the southwest are the graves of the late 18th century, a tombstone is dated 1792. The oldest graves are located in the southern area with the original entrance, laid out in 1628. Around 300 graves can still be seen in the cemetery today, the gravestones are often made of Attenhausen sandstone .

Tahara house

The Tahara house with a wash house and well house as well as a previously used apartment was built in 1898. It still has its original features with windows, doors and floorboards.

See also


  • Bernt von Hagen, Angelika Wegener-Hüssen: Landkreis Günzburg (= Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation [Hrsg.]: Monuments in Bavaria . Volume VII.91 / 1 ). Karl M. Lipp Verlag, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-87490-589-6 , p. 299 .

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Coordinates: 48 ° 14 ′ 50 ″  N , 10 ° 22 ′ 45 ″  E