INAUGURATION OF MICHAEL EISEMANN PLATZ
The city of Breisach and the Foundation for the Blue House jointly designed the site for the new sculpture. It was unveiled in June and named for Michael Eisemann, the last cantor of the Breisach Jewish community. Once again we welcomed Jewish visitors from around the world whose ancestors had roots in Breisach, including guest speakers Lauren Sonkin, a great-granddaughter of Michael Eisemann, and Ilse Wyler-Weil, the last eyewitness who had known the cantor. In the evening, portraits of relatives of our guests were projected onto the windows of the library.
A “work in progress” by the city of Breisach and the foundation for the Blue House was a memorial book for all of Breisach’s Jewish citizens and any other Jews born here. It was installed on the Synagogue Square. with a dedication ceremony.