Jews of Horn

Horn-Bad Meinberg is a town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with c. 18,300 inhabitants. It was formed in 1970 by merging various other towns that had grown together, including Bad Meinberg and Horn – the new entity’s original name was Bad Meinberg-Horn, before taking its present name.

Horn-Bad Meinberg is the location of the Externsteine, a rock formation consisting of several tall, narrow columns.

Many thanks to following for their assistance in making this website possible: Eberhard Block, Professor Berndt Schaller, Pastor Maik Fleck, Hans & Ingrid Liesen,
Christa and Peter Kayser, Mathias Schafmeister, Idan Greenboim, Meron Piotrkowski, Dr. Andreas Ruppert & Martin Heim.

This website’s creator is David Blank — a descendant of the Blank Family of Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany.

The website will incorporate the following sections.

  1. Histories of the Jews of Horn
  2. The fate of the Jews during the Nazi period
    Fire Station
    Jews of Horn-Bad Meinberg 1837-1987 (PDF)
  3. Kristallnacht
    Kristallnacht Memorial Day (75 years), Nov 17, 2013
  4. The Jewish families of Horn
    The Blank Family in Horn
    Blank House
    House of Willi Blumenthal
    House of Moses Examus
    House of Julie and Jacob Hirschfeld
    House of Fred (Fritz) Sondermann
    House of Moses Aron Sondermann
    Blank Family Store (PDF)
  5. Photos of the tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Horn
  6. Today
    Honorary Horn Citizenship Certificates (PDF)

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