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|Association municipality :||Wörrstadt|
|Height :||127 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||8.1 km 2|
|Residents:||1717 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||212 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||55578|
|Area code :||06732|
|License plate :||AZ|
|Community key :||07 3 31 068|
|Association administration address:||Zum Römergrund 2–6
|Mayoress :||Karla Martin ( CDU )|
|Location of the local community Wallertheim in the Alzey-Worms district|
Wallertheim became known through archaeological finds from the Stone Age and Celtic Age . The hunted remains of Neanderthals who hunted bison come from the Stone Age . In the Mainz State Museum is the Celtic Wallertheimer Puppy , an approximately 2 cm long, glass puppy that was a burial gift from a child.
The wine-growing community of Wallertheim is located in the largest wine-growing district in Germany and in the middle of the Rheinhessen wine-growing region . The neighboring communities are Gau-Weinheim , Sulzheim , Armsheim , Vendersheim and Gau-Bickelheim . The district town of Alzey is about 10 kilometers southeast of the municipality.
Wallertheim was first mentioned in a document in 1250.
At the beginning of National Socialism , 36 Jews still lived in Wallertheim. Then the persecution of the Jews began. The arbitrary measures intensified over time and reached a temporary climax with the November pogroms . The synagogue of the Jewish community was desecrated on November 8, 1938 and set on fire. The fire was extinguished or went out by itself. Jews' houses were also smashed and acts of violence perpetrated against people. 94-year-old Abraham Mann was so badly injured in the head during the destruction that he died two weeks later. The guilty party could not be determined after 1945. Of the Wallertheim Jews, who had all fled Wallertheim in 1940, around 26 perished during the Holocaust . The Wallertheim Jewish cemetery was destroyed and cleared in 1940.
After the restitution by the Jewish Claims Conference in 1952, the remains of the former synagogue were sold to the Wallertheim community, which built its town hall in it. A memorial plaque to the Jews of Wallertheim has been on the outer wall since 2007.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
The local mayor is Karla Martin (CDU). In the local elections on May 26, 2019, she was confirmed in her office with 81.76% of the vote.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "Divided by blue and silver obliquely to the left, at the top a slanting silver bend, flanked by two intersecting also slanting silver beech branches, below a three-leaf green clover."|
The annual curb always takes place on the 3rd weekend in September. There is also an annual Christmas market.
Sons and daughters of the church
- Friedrich Matthäi (1822–1891), mill owner from Wallertheim and member of the 2nd Chamber of the Estates of the Grand Duchy of Hesse
- Fritz Beckhardt (1889–1962), German-Jewish war pilot in the First World War
A large number of archaeological finds have been made in Wallertheim to this day. Of these, the Wallertheimer Puppy is probably the best known. It is 2.1 cm long and 1.6 cm wide. It consists of blue glass covered with white threads. Distinguishing features are the short round legs and the pointed ears from the slightly too large head.
Furthermore, two important original horses were found in Wallertheim. The immediate ancestor of today's European house donkey, which died out around 10,000 years ago. His name was Hemionus (half ass). The other original horse is the Germanic horse , a direct ancestor of the domestic horse . This too became extinct about 10,000 years ago.
- The local community Wallertheim on the Internet
- History of Wallertheim at regionalgeschichte.net
- Literature about Wallertheim in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- Wallertheim. In: Alemannia Judaica. Working group for research into the history of the Jews in southern Germany and neighboring areas.
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser : Wisentjäger in Wallertheim. On the taphonomy of a Middle Paleolithic field site in Rheinhessen. In: Yearbook of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum 39. 1995, pp. 245-423.
- Dieter Hoffmann: The persecution and extermination of the Rheinhessen Jews using the example of the rural population . In: A National Socialist Revolution is a thorough matter (= Hans-Georg Meyer, Hans Berkessel [Hrsg.]: The time of National Socialism in Rhineland-Palatinate . Volume 1 ). Verlag Schmid, Mainz 2000, ISBN 3-87439-451-4 , p. 239 .
- Wallertheim. In: Alemannia Judaica. Working group for research into the history of the Jews in southern Germany and the neighboring region, accessed on January 25, 2018 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved August 12, 2019 .
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Wörrstadt, Verbandsgemeinde, twelfth line of results. Retrieved September 6, 2019 .
- Peter Thein (Red.): Handbook horse . 6th edition. blv, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-405-17019-2 .