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Address: Eichelgasse 92, 97877 Wertheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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A Place of Peace after a sad past

We were fortunate to have an excellent guide, Ursula, to lead us through Wertheim`s savage past. The Jewish graveyard was the last place on our walk but we still had time to... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2016
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were fortunate to have an excellent guide, Ursula, to lead us through Wertheim`s savage past. The Jewish graveyard was the last place on our walk but we still had time to climb the steep hillside to see the more recent burials that were restored (sometimes in the wrong directions) by residents after WW2. Watch out for the poison ivy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed December 21, 2015

Jewish Cemetery is a bit challenging to get to. The cemetery is on a hillside. That alone sends a message of life in old Wertheim. But the fact that the cemetery is preserved and presented tells a lot about modern Wertheim.

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Sea Cliff, New York
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

This old Jewish Cemetery (Jud Friedhof) is built on a very steep slope at the edge of the village. Most of Wertheim's Jewish population fled Germany during Hitler's rise to power and those who didn't escape were sent to Nazi Labor or extermination Camps. The German people have tried to preserve this small cemetery with its historical significance. After the... More 

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Olen, Belgium
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The key can be obtained at the Tourist Information centre (must be returned before 6 pm), you‘ll need it as the graveyard is large and is spread over a steep slope, thus one cannot overlook the graveyard from the gate. In front of the former " Eicheler Tor" (and nowadays oposite the bridge) the Jewish cemetery was established in 1406,... More 

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