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EBERN: 96106, Bavaria, Lower Franconia (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Hassberge.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Along the Zum Judenfriedhof street for about 400 yds to the cemetery.

IN USE: From 1633 until last burial in 1912..

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: about 1,200 gravestones dating from the 17th to 20th century.


  • Numerous individual gravestone photographs and general cemetery views in Alemannia Judiaca.


  • In Schwierz - refer to Sources below.
  • Michael Trüger: Der jüdische Friedhof in Ebern, publ. Der Landesverband der Israelitischen. Kultusgemeinden in Bayern. 11. Jahrgang Nr. 70 in September 1996, page 28.
  • Michael Brocke and Christane E. Müller: Haus des Lebens. Jüdische Friedhöfe in Deutschland. Publ. Reclam, Leipzig 2001 pages 126-127 (LBI).
  • Theodor Harburger: Die Inventarisation jüdischer Kunst und Kulturdenkmäler in Bayern publ. Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem (LBI).
  • EBERN | bayern-bavaria - International Jewish Cemetery Project Die Jüdischen Friedhöfe im Landkreis Hassberge - a booklet, including this cemetery, publ. by researcher Fr. Cordula Kappner, Mühlenweg 5, 97475 Zeil a. Main, Germany or here in pdf format



  • A Jewish community in Ebern was expelled in the 14th century, re-established itself in the 16th century, only to be expelled again in 1639.
  • This cemetery also served a number of neighbouring Jewish communities for burials, including those of Memmelsdorf, Reckendorf, Autenhausen, Maroldsweisach, Gleusdorf, and Burgpreppach. This required several cemetery enlargements having to be made from time to time.
  • During the Nazi epoch the stone wall surrounding the cemetery built in 1693 was cleared away to be used for road construction. A new wall with a metal gate was built in 1962. The cemetery is now protected under a preservation order for sites of historic interest.

SOURCE: Alemannia Judaica and Schwierz, page 51 (LBI).

(Researched and translated from German September 2009)

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