Hafnermarkt 13

House Hafnermarkt 13 today
House Hafnermarkt 13
Year built: 1753
Built by: Kappel Samson
Change of Ownership: 1795 Johann Peter, shoemaker, bought it
  1829 It goes to Johann Peter Reuter, shoemaker
  1834 The Israeli Parish of Gunzenhausen bought it.
  As of 1883 the building was used as the Kosher slaughter house and "Mikwe", the the ritual cleansing bath for the women.
  1938 During the Pogrom the building was desecrated.
  The Israeli Parish had to part with it. The City of Gunzenhausen took it over.
  1960 Hans and Marie Burgis, who owned a Gardening and Horticulture business bought it.
  1977 The City of Gunzenhausen acquired the property again and renovated it extensively. In the process the Jewish Ritual Bath was uncovered/exposed again. But it was not restored, it was just covered up again.
  In 1990 the District Department of Tourism moved into the restored building.
The uncovered Ritual Bath

Today, plaques commemorate the dead of the Jewish victims who has lived in Gunzenhausen at the former Jewish slaughterhouse. Hardly any of these people have their own grave, so this is the only place where their name is written in public.

Commemoration ceremony in 2013 © Franz Müller

9. November 2013 - Mayor, town councils, contemporary witnesses and students call out all the names of the Jewish victims and told the guests on some shared experiences with the deceased.

Jewish visitors and students in 2015

Jewish visitors are looking for the names of her ancestors.