Why was Rexingen formerly called Siggesmauchem?
What is the meaning of the "crooked house blessing"?
How did the curriculum for the Jewish children differ from that for the Catholic children in the common school building?
What does the village Shavei Zion in the north of Israel have to do with Rexingen?
When was the last funeral in the Jewish cemetery? What happened to the houses and personal belongings of the deportees?
These and many other questions will be discussed during the guided tour on the Jewish theme trail.
Rexingen, today a suburb of Horb am Neckar, has other historically significant houses and places to offer its visitors in addition to the cultural monuments of the former synagogue and the Jewish cemetery. Most Jewish families lived in the so-called "Unterdorf" in the Freudenstädter Straße, Bergstraße, Lichtenbergstraße and Kirchstraße. That is, near the synagogue, the Catholic Church and the elementary school. There were also the shops: colonial goods shops, kosher butcher's shops and inns. A walk through the village, starting from the former synagogue. past various selected stations and then up into the deciduous forest to the Jewish cemetery gives a vivid impression of the former village life with its Catholic-Jewish neighbourhood. Several stumbling blocks along the way remind us of the time of exclusion, persecution and annihilation of the Jewish community.
Date: Sunday, 26 July, 14.00
Meeting place: Former synagogue, Freudenstädter Straße 16, Horb-Rexingen
Duration: approx. 2-3 hours
Guide: Barbara Staudacher
The tour is free of charge.
Please note that the number of participants is limited to 15 persons. Registration required under 07451/620689.
Further information at in www rexinger-themenwege.