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Obj. ID: 53306  Holocaust memorial plaque on the Synagogue in Merchingen (Ravenstein), Germany

© Eva Maria Kraiss, Photographer: Kraiss, Eva Maria, 2022

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

Jews

Description:

A stone plaque is divided into two parts. The depiction of a seven-branched menorah appears in the lower part, while a tree accompanied by a quote, in German, from the New Testament appears in the upper part.

Inscription:

Nicht du
trägst die Wurzel
sondern die Wurzel
trägt dich.
Röm. 11,18

Translation: “It is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you” Romans 11:18

Commissioned by

the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Heidelberg

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Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2024
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Name / Title
Holocaust memorial plaque on the Synagogue in Merchingen (Ravenstein) | Unknown
Monument Setting
Synagogue (former)   
{"11":"A Holocaust memorial permanently installed at\/in the building of a former synagogue."}
Object Detail
Completion Date
1983
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Artist/ Maker
Reißfelder, Bernhard (artist)
{"5312":"German, lives in Osterburken."}
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According to the Alemannia-judaica website, "At the suggestion of the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Heidelberg (the initiator was board member Pastor Herbert Duffner), a memorial stone created by the Osterburken artist Bernhard Reißfelder was unveiled at the former synagogue on November 6, 1983. The Baden state rabbi at the time, Dr. Nathan P. Levinson, spoke from the Jewish side. A few weeks later, the memorial stone was supplemented with a bronze plaque." (for the bronze information plaque see here).

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