Founding of the Association

Ralph Eisemann wanted to show his three granddaughters the place where he had grown up, where the family had put down roots. They were able to visit his childhood home, the former Jewish community house.


Ralph Eisemann led a small group of activists through the house and explained how the individual rooms had been used during his childhood. He had brought along two photos of the prayer room, taken secretly after the destruction of the synagogue on November 10, 1938, from the upper floor.


For the first time, Ralph Eisemann recounted the story of his escape from Nazi Germany.


On November 10, the Förderverein Ehemaliges Jüdisches Gemeindehaus Breisach (Association for the Promotion of the Former Jewish Community House in Breisach) was founded in the City Museum. Its goals were to acquire and restore the house, and to adapt it for a use related to its historical importance.