Creglingen Jewish Museum
is in the southern Germany town of Creglingen-on-the-Tauber.
This beautiful museum commemorates the lives and contributions of
the Jews who lived there. Through the combined contributions of
Germans and Jews this museum is leading to mutual reconciliation
and understanding. The rehabbed building was dedicated in November
2000, and during the past four years, artifacts, stories andarchival
material have been assembled to provide a presentation of where
and how Jews lived in the community and what happened to them when
they left Creglingen, either voluntarily or as victims. The opening
ceremonies celebrating the completion of the permanent exhibits
was held on Monday evening, November 8, 2004.
The maternal grandparents of Arthur
Obermayer were born in Creglingen. The museum is located at the
site where his ancestors lived eleven generations ago. They moved
into this protected walled city to escape marauders in 1618 at the
start of the 30 Years War.
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to see a larger picture. Click on Exhibit Panels
to see examples of museum exhibits, and click on Exhibit
Photos to see additional photos.