France / Alsace

Brumath

Synagogue of Brumath

28 Rue du Général Rampont, Brumath, France

The first mention of a Jewish family in Brumath dates back to 1562. In 1689, there were 4 Jewish families in the city and, in 1766, 8 or 9. The synagogue was built in 1845 and the Jewish school in 1847. The synagogue was sacked during Second World War. After the Liberation, it was used as a food hangar. It was renovated in 1957 and re-inaugurated. Since 1998, a project of transforming the synagogue into a Jewish Museum is ongoing.

The Jewish cemetery was opened in 1880. It is located 1 mile from the city. 92 tombstones were profaned in 2004.