The town hall in Durmenach
|Intercommunality||Ill et Gersbach|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Dominique Springinsfeld|
|5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||360–461 m (1,181–1,512 ft) |
(avg. 365 m or 1,198 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Durmenach is a charming and typical little village located in the South of the region Alsace. It is one of the 120 villages that composes the Sundgau.
In 1826, the Jews still lived in 66 different houses. Durmenach still had 650 Jews out of 1,000 inhabitants at that time.
In 1846, the Jewish population represented more than 56% of village.
On February 29, 1848, the last antisemitic pogrom in France took place and it happened in the village and its surroundings. It is also called Juden Rumpel or Judenrumpell. 75 Jewish houses were burned. An odonym (Rue du 29-Février) commemorates this event.
After 1940, most Jews had left or been deported and did not return after the Liberation.
The Jewish cemetery of Durmenach dates from 1794 and at the time contained a thousand tombs, 300 of which are still visible.
- "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2018-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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