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"The Offenburg Hauntings A very unknown fact about the town of Offenburg is that the Jewish Bath or Mikwe in Offenburg is haunted according to natives of Offenburg. During the holocaust, many Jews were murdered in and around the medieval bathhouse. By 1945, over 50 were murdered right within it. It is now believed within the Jewish community at Offenburg that the spirits have come back to haunt the medieval bathhouse. Descriptions of sitings have included voices crying for help and complete or partial views of spirits. Such occurrences have also been documented by leading Paranormal Investigator Matthew Didier as well as many other civilians in the city of Offenburg. In addition, The Society for Paranormal Investigation, located in Washington, D.C, has rated it as one if its Top 100 Most Haunted places in the World.

It should be noted, however, that the above paragraph is at best factually inaccurate and at worst completely unfounded. Almost all Jews were deported from Baden in 1940/1941 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Gurs#Jews_deported_from_Baden). (The English above is also unusual: "the Jewish community *at* Offenburg"; "civilians" (as opposed to the military?) in the city; and numerous misspellings.) I cannot find any indication on the web, other than this claim, either in German or English that murders took place "in and around" the medieval bathhouse."

Can somebody fix this? Either completely remove the second paragraph or remove it and add citations to the first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.199.103.181 (talk) 00:31, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

You wanted to remove the "second" (!) paragraph? the first one was the problem... Petiteplanete (talk) 10:26, 1 August 2010 (UTC)


From: jimmykreislauf Being a native of Offenburg and holding inter alia a post-graduate degree in history I cannot confirm any of the facts raised. The Jewish population that had not already emigrated at the time was deported to the concentration camp of Gurs in the south of France in October 1940. Jimmykreislauf (talk) 10:11, 25 July 2012 (UTC)