Mimi Schwartz is the daughter of Arthur Löwengart, a leather-trader from Rexingen who emigrated to America before the Shoah. She grew up listening to his stories of his native village. Born in 1898, he talked of his boyhood enjoyed long before Hitler came to power. As an adult, she was somewhat sceptical of his positive accounts. She spent 12 years seeking answers to her questions, only to find there were no easy answers. Her research took her to Germany, especially Rexingen (called Benheim in her book), Israel and the USA. She poured over archives, interviewed survivors, contemporary witnesses – Jewish and Christian – and present-day residents of Rexingen, meticulously sifting through the information, separating the reliable from the uncertain.
Volume accompanying a conference with the same title held by the Gäu-Neckar-Alb Memorials Association in Hechingen on October 10th, 2010.
The book deals with the role of Jewish families in the production and distribution of textile products. Dr. Joel Berger, retired chief rabbi of Württemberg, verifies the special affinity between Jewish industrialists and the textile industry in accordance with the requirements of halacha (Jewish Religious Law).
Volume accompanying a conference with the same title held in Horb-Rexingen on October 3rd, 2006.
Seven authors discuss the trade of Jewish cattle-dealers in the Upper Neckar region, including traders from Rexingen. In addition, it contains interviews with the sons of Swabian Jewish cattle-dealers who talk about their fathers.
Documentation on the cemetery, on the Jewish community resident in Mühringen for more than 300 years and on the Mühringen rabbinate.
Contributors: Renate Karoline Adler, Nils-Christian Engel, Daniela Danz, Andrea Hoffmann, Heinz Högerle, Gil Hüttenmeister, Marek Lesczinsky, Nina Michielin, Hans Peter Müller, Adolf Schmid, Manfred Steck, Ute Ströbele.
Documentation on the cemetery and fate of the Jewish community resident in Rexingen for 300 years.
Contributors: Renate Karoline Adler, Nils-Christian Engel, Gil Hüttenmeister, Nina Michielin, Adolf Sayer.
The standard work on the settlement of Rexingen Jews in Galilee. It was compiled in 1978 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Shavei Zion and was extended and brought up to date ten years later. A lively report with many coloured and black-and-white photos which still gives a good, overall view of the history and development of Shavei Zion.
This detailed book accompanies the exhibition of the same name. Hitherto unpublished material from the archives in Shavei Zion, photos and the testimony of contemporary witnesses document this sole successful group-emigration of German Jews during the Nazi period.