1456 Jewish tombstones and fragments were saved when they partly tore down a building from the Middle Ages in the early months of 1987. This building was located near the city center in the “Pleich”.
All tombstones originate between 1147 and 1346. This proves to be the largest legacy of Jewish tombstones of a medieval Jewish cemetery word wide.
The Jewish community of Würzburg recognized the importance of these stones and their inscriptions and placed them in the basement exhibition of their new community center, visible as a unique piece of heritage.
18 tombstones illustrate the different topics of the museum.