MONTEREAU (Montereau-Faut-Yonne), town in the department of Seine-et-Marne, France. A Jewish community existed in Montereau by 1228 consisting of at least 12 families. In 1251, the Jews of Montereau are mentioned in the poll tax roster of the Jews of Champagne. A new community was constituted after the return of the Jews to France in 1359. The houses of two of its members, Benion of Salins and Sannset of Baumes, were looted during the riots of 1381. The memory of the medieval community was preserved until the 18th century in the name of a quay known as the Port-aux-Juifs.
H. Stein, in: Annales de la Société Historique et Archéologique du Gátinais, 17 (1899), 54ff.; A. Longnon, Documents relatifs au comté de Champagne, 2 (1904), 418; 3 (1904), 11, 299.
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