Hermann Fechenbach's parents 1930's
Bad Mergentheim Synagogue
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During the events of November 9th and 10th, 1938 called the “Kristallnacht” or “Night of Broken Glass” the Nazis destroyed almost all Jewish synagogues in Germany. The only synagogue believed to have escaped the destroying rage of the Nazis is at Bad Mergentheim, in southern Germany, Hermann Fechenbach’s family home town.

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Photo taken during our recent visit to Bad Mergentheim of Kelliyon Square where the Fechenbach family had their home and business. The buildings where demolished in the 1970's as was a lot of old Bad Mergentheim before the heritage of the town was consider over development. Hermann's print of the same square.

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Two sketchbooks compiled by Hermann Fechenbach during his time as a soldier on the Western Front in 1916-1917 are in the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection in Brown University Library in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. One of them will be included in an exhibition of WW1 artworks to be held at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. in 2014.

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Photo of what was the town hall now tourist information centre on the main square in Bad Mergentheim (taken in 2014). Hermann Fechenbach wood engraving print of the same square.


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