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About the Shtetl

Rixheim:  France - Alsace - Departement du Haut-Rhin (68) - arrondissement de Mulhouse - canton de Habsheim.

Rixheim is a beautiful little town in Alsace, France, east of Mulhouse and not far from the Swiss and German borders. Jews had lived in Rixheim since the 17th century, possibly earlier. In 1784 Rixheim's Jewish community numbered 203 persons, about one quarter of Rixheim's population, and since 1832 they had had their own Rabbi, Jacob Meyerbut, the synagogue was built in 1763, there was a "mikve" (bath) too. Several streets were called the "rue des Juifs" (Jewish street), the "passage des Juifs" (Jewish passage), the "rue du bain" (the bath street) and other similar names. What is left today is the old cemetery whith more than 300 graves, part of them of the ascendants of the famous Capitaine Alfred Dreyfus.

La vie Juive en Alsace  -  "Jewish life in Alsace" from the memories of my step-father Fernand (Nenand) GOLDSCHMIDT. It's in French for now but I'll translate it into English as soon as I can.

Jewish school in Rixheim - donated for this site by Franck SCHMITT from Emlingen, France, one of the great "helpers" without whom nothing would be possible.

Judaisme Alsacien - History, shtetls, synagogues an much more.

CDHF - Centre Departemental d'Histoire des Familles of Guebwiller (Departement Centre of Famillies History in Guebwiller), there you can find all the archives of Alsace, search online etc. but it is in French.


Most of the links are in French but some have a translated page in English.

Books about Rixheim :
1) "L'ancienne communauté israëlite de Rixheim en France dans le département du Haut-Rhin, Alsace", by François Imbert

2) The "Bulletin of the Société d'Histoire de Rixheim" publishes articles on the history of this community.
For information write to:
43 rue Saint Jean, 68170 Rixheim

Books about Alsace :

1) "Le denombrement general des Juifs toleres en la province d'Alsace en 1784" a census of all Jews allowed to live in Alsace in 1784.

2) "Juifs en Alsace - culture, societe et histoire", by Freddy Raphael and Robert Weyl. "The Jews in Alsace", their art, lives and history.

3) "Bergha, bulletin d'etudes et de recherches genealogiques en Haute-Alsace".
CDHF's publication, 4 each year.
For information write to:
CDHF, Centre Departemental d'histoire des Familles
5 place Saint Leger , 68500 Guebwiller

4) "Histoire Juive, de la renaissance a nos jours"  by Renee Neher-Bernheim. History of the Jews all over the world including Alsace from the 16th to the 20th century.

5) "La Double Demeure" d'Albert A. Neher - for those who want to read some marvellous stories about the Jewish life in Alsace.

6) Hyman, Paula E.  "The emancipation of the Jews of Alsace".  Yale
University Press, New Haven, CT, 1991, ISBN 0-300-04986-2.

7) Caron, Vicki.  "Between France and Germany; the Jews of Alsace-Lorraine,
1871-1918".  Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA, 1988.  ISBN

8) Szajkowski, Zosa.  "The economic status of the Jews in Alsace, Metz and
Lorraine, 1648-1789". Editions Historiques Franco-Juives, New York, NY, 1954.

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Last updated November 29, 2008