GEMEN


GEMEN, town in Westphalia, Germany. Jews are known to have lived there from the mid-16th century. After 1771 they came under the jurisdiction of the rabbi of *Muenster. The community numbered 28 persons in 1809; 49 in 1911; and 52 in 1933. The synagogue (erected in 1912) was destroyed in November 1938, and shortly afterward the congregation ceased to exist.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

E. Loewenstein, Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der israelitischen Gemeinde Gemen (1912); PKG.


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