Wölfersheim

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Wölfersheim
View of the town
View of the town
Coat of arms of Wölfersheim
Coat of arms
Wölfersheim is located in Germany
Wölfersheim
Wölfersheim
Coordinates: 50°23′51″N 8°48′41″E / 50.39750°N 8.81139°E / 50.39750; 8.81139Coordinates: 50°23′51″N 8°48′41″E / 50.39750°N 8.81139°E / 50.39750; 8.81139
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
Subdivisions 5 districts
Government
 • Mayor Rouven Kötter (SPD)
Area
 • Total 43.15 km2 (16.66 sq mi)
Elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,674
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 61200
Dialling codes 06036
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.woelfersheim.de

Wölfersheim is a municipality in the Wetteraukreis in Hessen, Germany. It is located approximately 34 kilometers north of Frankfurt am Main.

Division of the municipality[edit]

The municipality consists of 5 districts:

  • Wölfersheim
  • Södel
  • Melbach
  • Berstadt
  • Wohnbach

Holocaust[edit]

There was a small Jewish community in Wolfersheim since at least 1700.[2] On Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, The Jews of the town were brutally attacked by thugs. Their legal documents were destroyed and some were sent to the concentration camps where they perished at the hands of the Nazis. The Jewish cemetery still stands today though there are no Jews left in the town.

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