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SYNAGOGUES IN HAGUENAU, FRANCE:

JEWISH AND KOSHER FRANCE: HAGUENAU SYNAGOGUE. The first synagogue was confiscated during the expulsion of 1349. In 1436 Emperor Sigismund prohibited the citizens of Hagenau from renting or selling houses to the Jews. At their return, the Jews constructed a synagogue in a home on Street of Salt that was rebuilt after a fire in 1676 and served until 1820, date of the building of the actual synagogue.

Haguenau - Synagogue
3 Rue du Grand-Rabbin-Joseph-Bloch
Haguenau, France
Tel: 03-88-73-38-30
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Religious Authority: Mr. Claude Heymann, rabbi and chaplain of the children's home "storks" , Tel: 03 88 36 09 78
Last updated: Oct 26, 2010
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President:   Patrick Blum   12, rue du Colonel Pons
Tel: 03 88 93 95 38
 Fax: 03 88 93 46 61
Vice-President:   Yvon LEVY   106 Grand Street - Haguenau
Tel: 03 88 93 05 76
'Chevra Kadisha:   Jean Louis Levy   Tel: 03 88 93 82 20
 

FSJU: Mr. Jean Louis Levy
 

WIZO:   Odette PICARD   At 4 rue de la Moder - Haguenau
Tel: 03 88 73 31 26
 
KKL: Mr. Yvonne Levy

Kosher Food: 

Wholesale Butchery and export:   SA MULLER   Allée Joseph Bumb - Haguenau
Tel: 03 88 73 49 40
 

Sights of Jewish Interest:
The synagogue
dating from 1821, restored after the war and whose windows are remarkable beauty.

Cemetery (rue de l'Ryegrass) with tombstones dating back to 1654.

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First mention of Jews is in 1235, a blood libel, but they were protected by the emperor and escaped harm. Jewry resided almost ceaselessly there since the Middle Ages. The first synagogue was confiscated during the expulsion of 1349. In 1436 Emperor Sigismund prohibited the citizens of Hagenau from renting or selling houses to the Jews. At their return, the Jews constructed a synagogue in a home on Street of Salt that was rebuilt after a fire in 1676 and served until 1820, date of the building of the actual synagogue. Haguenau was the seat of a rabbinate from 16th century, which exercised its authority over all of Haguenau up to Landau. 1689 Census of Jews: Hagenau 19.The Jewish population on the eve of World War II was 600 of whom 148 died in deportation or on the battlefield. Present synagogue on Rue des Juifs (plundered by the Nazis and later renovated) was erected in 1821. At the beginning of 1945, the city suffered a lot during the German offensive of Operation Nordwind. Between January and March, Haguenau was directly located in the offensive and subjected to uninterrupted bombings by the German artillery while 7000 civilians hide in cellars.Vandalized during the Occupation, harmed by a bombing in Libération, the synagogue was restored with its dependencies in 1959.

GRAND RABBIN JOSEPH BLOCH: Joseph Bloch en 1901 au Séminaire de BerlinJust after the end of WWII, Rabbi Joseph Bloch became the rabbi of Haguenau. He participated actively in the reconstruction of the community and the Orphanage Israelite de Haguenau. Two memorial stones recall the one, the synagogue of the 15th century and the fire and reconstruction in 1683. See http://normandy-tourism.org/gb/town/town.html and http://www.tourisme-haguenau.com/ for photos of Hagenau. The historic synagogue at 3, rue du Grand-Rabbin-Joseph-Bloch was built in 1821, and like most in the région, was damaged by the Nazis during World War II and later restored. Synagogue: Tél: 03 88 73 38 30.

Cemetery: Rue de l'Ivraie. Cemetery is known to have existed from sixteenth century, but probably was established during the Middle Ages. For a long time, it served all the Jews of the région. The oldest visible tombstone is from 1654. Information is available at the tourist office at Place de la Gare, 67500 Haguenau, tel. 03.88.93.70.00. www.ville-haguenau.fr .

Read about Grand Rabbin Joseph Bloch

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