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The Site of the Synagogue

In 1858 the Jewish community bought the plot on which the former synagogue stands in an auction from Elisabeth née Endlich. She was the widow of Georg Heinrich Wilckens, the former vicar of Steinsfurt and Reihen.

Elisabeth Endlich in her turn had bought the plot in an auction from the potter Christian Siffrath who seems to have gone bankrupt. He and his family emigrated to the States in the 1860ies.

There was still a potter's kiln on the plot in 1858.