2. Hall – Path of Remembrance

On entering the narrow hall you become aware of more than 250  plaques with names, the writing in black and white, of all the Jewish residents who lived here in 1933. As you look for a particular name, your eyes have to wander around for quite a while because the plaques are neither in alphabetical nor in hierarchical order. Some names appear very often: Geismar and Levy, and there are  names derived from a place, such as Guenzburger, Bergheimer, Blotzheimer or Uffenheimer. There are a number of “Max’s”, Ludwigs”and “Berta’s. Residents of Breisach may here recognize the names of the neighbors of their parents or grandparents. The descendants of Jewish families can find here the familiar names of their relatives.