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Lot #    20294
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:20:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Der Alta Judenfriedhof in Frankfurt A.M.
Author    Julius Hulsen
City    Frankfurt am Main
Publisher    Vorstand der Israelitischen Gemeinde
Publication Date    1932
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition. 16 pp., plates, 235:156 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
          
Paragraph 1    This is the second edition of this volume on the gravestones in the old Jewish cemetery in Frankfurt am Main by Julius Hulsen (1873-1931). It contains 13 photographs which are detailed enough so that one may reading the engravings on the headstones.
          
Detailed
Description
   The old Jewish cemetery in Frankfurt am Main was used: 1270 - 1828: Battonnstrasse, located between Battonnstrasse and Rechneigrabenstrasse; 11850 qm; ca.7000 graves; In 1942, the gravestones were piled up and about two thirds of them were demolished. 175 stones of particular historical and artistic interest were moved to the cemetery Rat-Beil-Strasse; after the war, they were returned and (since their original location was unknown) placed along the wall and in a small "fieldof honor", which contains, among others, the gravestones of Meyer Amschel Rothschild and several famous rabbis. The Nazis destroyed many of those graves during WWII. 2,000-2,500 gravestones remain standing as the Nazis were interrupting by allied bombing in the middle of their dirty work. The director of the Historical Museum, a gentile, was able to hide and save 175 gravestones of the most historical and artistic value. From 1725-1774 there were about 9,000 burials so one can note that many of those buried probably had no gravestones; among them children, babies, the poor (including beggars) and strangers (people who had no protection and wandered from one community to another; many were peddlers). From 1828/30 - 1869 all documented information is lost although the graves are still standing at the Rat-Beil-Strasse Cemetery, waiting for funds and someone to do the work.
          
Reference
Description
   http://www.jewish-online.de/Cemeteries.html
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica