Thursday, 16 March 2017

Germany: Jewish Courtyard in Speyer

Yesterday I got three postcards: two from Germany and one from France.

One of the cards from Germany shows the Mikvah at Speyer's Jewish Courtyard. In the Middle Ages was Speyer the hometown of one of the most important Jewish communities in northern Europe. The Jewish Courtyard was the central area of the Jewish quarter, as the synagogues for men and women were located there. The Mikvah was first mentioned in 1126 and is the oldest surviving Mikvah in Central Europe. As part of the ShUM cities it seeks for the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
1000 years Neunburg vorm Wald (issued 01-03-2017)


Thank You very much Stefanie!

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