Image of the Commandments above the Thora Shrine in the Wuerzburg Synagogue.
Carry Adeline Frank/de Pick (1901 Wuerzburg - 1956 LaPaz/Bolivien), Opera singer
Ilse Frank/Ansbach (1906 Wuerzburg - 1942), actress
Norbert Glanzberg (1910 Rohattyn/Galizien- 2001 Neuilly lsur Seine): composer. Spent his childhood and youth in Wuerzburg. Leader of the theatre orchestra Wuerzburg. Survived Nazi rule in the French underground. Also known for chansons composed for, among others, Edith Piaff. ”Suite Yiddish”. Honored with the Kulturpreis of the City of Wuerzburg.
Max Mohr (1891 Wuerzburg - 1937 Shanghai), Physician and writer. Highly praised dramatist. His ashes were sunkd in the North Sea since Nazi Germany did not permit the burial of the Jew in his home country.
Joesph Oppenheimer (1876 Wuerzburg - 1966 Montreal), arespected portraitist, lived in Berlin, from 1993 lin London. Emigrated to Canada in 1949.
Marianne Rein (1911 Genua - 1941). Lyric poet, mentioned Gertrud Kolmar when she read from her poems in the Juedischer Kulturbund in Berlin. 1941 deported to Riga and murdered.
Curt Riess (1922 Wuerzburg - 1933 Switzerland): Writer and journalist, emigrated 1993, at first to Paris, then to the US. Returned to Germany in 1948.
Yehuda Amichai (geboren als Ludwig Pfeuffer 1924 in Wuerzburg - 2000 Jerusalem): Lyric poet, known worldwide. Also known for his novel ”Nicht von jetzt, nicht von hier” (location Wuerzburg). Honored with the Israel Price and with the
Kulturpreis of the City of Wuerzburg.
Sonderbriefmarke Yehuda Amichai, Israel, 3.9.2001
(1891 Hoechberg- 1909
Liberal Representative in the Reichstag, Founder of “Frankfurter Zeitung”.
Salomon Haenle / Theodor Siegfried
(1814 - 1989 Ansbach): Politician, writer, Founder Deutscher Anwaltsverein, Paris correspondent for Neue Wuerzburger Zeitung.
Karikatur Sonnemanns als Wahlkämpfer
("Frankfurter Latern" vom 19.2.1887)
(1874 Heidingsfeld - 1927 Schoenberg/Wuertt.):
Social Democrat politician and journalist (Fraenkischer Volksfreund), Mayor in Wuerzburg.
(1894 Mergentheim - 1933):
Journalist, writer, editor of the Social Democratic “Volksblatt” in Detmold, murdered while transported to Dachau.
Felix Freudenberger (1874 bis 1927)
(1894 Mergentheim - 1933): Journalist, Schriftsteller, Redakteur des sozialdemokratischen „Volksblatt“ in Detmold,
ermordet bei Überführung nach Dachau.
Dr. Johanna („Henny“) Stahl (1895 Wuerzburg - 1943 Auschwitz):
Frankfurter Zeitung, Bayerische Frauenzeitung.
Dr. Johanna Stahl(1895 bis 1943)
Albert Dannenberg (1875 Adelesleben/Hannover - 1944 Theresienstadt): Grain Merchant. Founder and first president of the Wuerzburg Commodity Exchange (1921).
Jakob Hirsch (1765 Gaukoenigshofen - 1840): Banker. 1803 head of one of the first Jewish families readmitted as residents of Wuerzburg. Financier of the Bavarian government.
Joel Jakob Hirsch (1789): Son of Jakob Hirsch. Banker, merchant, industrialist, agriculturist. Active role in establishing railway lines and in connection with the beginning of the Rheim-Main-Donau canal system.
Oskar Laredo (1878 Wuerzburg - 1966 New York): Art dealer. Promoted works among others by Chagall, Nolde and Kokoschka.
Abraham Lehmann (1785 Rimpar - 1865) : Emigrated to Montgomery/Alabama. His sons Henry (1822 Rimpar - 1855 Montgomery/Alabama) and Edmund (1827 Rimpar - 1907 Montgomery/Alabama) were founders of the later famous Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers
Siegmund Ruschkewitz (1871 Danzig - 1936 Heraklion/Kreta): 1898 founder of the soon leading store in Wuerzburg and its Wuerzburg subsidiary „Wohlwert”. The latter was managed by his son Ernst. When the family was forced to sell out to „Arians” in 1935 the company was taken ove by Josef Neckermann, owner and founder of the post war retail empire Neckermann.
Jakob Strauss (1891 Wuerzburg - 1955 USA): Butcher, hotelier. Operated the Central Café (C.C.) in Wuerzburg, staging attractive variety and operetta programs with artists from all over Germany. Escaped 1933 via Vienna and other European cities reaching the U.S.A. in 1940.
Dr. Herbert A. Strauss (1918 Wuerzburg):
Dr. Herbert A. Strauss (1918 Wuerzburg): Historian, rabbi. Esccaped to Switzerland in 1943. Emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1945. Leading functions in Jewish organizations. 1982 head of the Center for Antisemitic Research at the Technische Universitaet Berling.
Dr. Curt C. Silbermann (1908 Wuerzburg): Reputed lawyer. Emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1938. Leading role in post war negotiations of the Jewish Claims Conference. Numerous publications in the fields of civil law, politcal education and contemporary Jewish history.
William G. Niederland (1904 Schippenbeil/Ostpreussen): Medical doctor, psychoanalyst. Spent his youth in Wuerzburg. Emigrated to Italy in 1934. Later university teacher in the U.S.A. Numerous publications - mainly on trauma situations of Nazi victims.
Jakob von Hirsch: Knighted as first of the Bavarian Jews without first converting to Christianity.
Joel Jakob von Hirsch
Max Heim (1853 Marktbreit – 1905 Wuerzburg), Merchant and patron. Educated in Wuerzburg, Geneva and Berlin as a musical talent, composer of choral music. With a generous bequest he provided the basis for the establishment of the Staedtische Volksbuecherei which later became the Stadtbuecherei am Falkenhaus in Wuerzburg. This library is named after him