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Ancient German Jewish Cemetery is Restored

The State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the municipality of Hechingen, formerly a Hohenzollern enclave in this area, have restored the Jewish cemetery of Hechingen, which goes back more than two centuries.

The beautiful mountainside graveyard, which the Nazis had desecrated, was given over to the custody of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Jewish Community in a solemn ceremony held in conjunction with Hechingen’s 700th anniversary At the same time a tablet commemorating the 22 Hechingen Jewish victims of Nazism was unveiled, Plans are under way, it was learned at the same time to restore the ancient Jewish cemetery at Loerrach, on the Swiss border, which dates from 1670.