The Jewish elementary school

Jewish elementary school
Jewish elementary school

The Gunzenhausen Jewish elementary school (1882 until 1938) was established following the Bavarian School Reform of 1824. Originally, in the mid 19th century, the school was situated at Mariusstrasse 13, in a property where the ritual baths were also located and where the Cantor and (Schächter) lived.  The space for the school proved inadequate and it was decided to build a new school together with the new synagogue in 1882.

Teacher Max Levite with the Jewish school children around 1932. This picture was provided by Max Weinmann from Argentina.

It was used as a Jewish elementary school until 1938 although by this time there were hardly any Jewish children left in the town.

Jewish elementary school, Hafnermarkt 18
The buildings of the Jewish elementary school, Hafnermarkt 18 (behind the Synagogue) and of the Protestant elementary school, Marktplatz 42, in 1904. From old views of Gunzenhausen, W Lux.
The building of the former Jewish elementary school was demolished in 1981 and an underground parking garage was built on the site, with apartments and commercial property above.