Höchberg

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Höchberg
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Coat of arms of Höchberg
Coat of arms
Location of Höchberg within Würzburg district
Höchberg in WÜ.svg
Höchberg is located in Germany
Höchberg
Höchberg
Höchberg is located in Bavaria
Höchberg
Höchberg
Coordinates: 49°46′59″N 09°52′54″E / 49.78306°N 9.88167°E / 49.78306; 9.88167Coordinates: 49°46′59″N 09°52′54″E / 49.78306°N 9.88167°E / 49.78306; 9.88167
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictWürzburg
Government
 • MayorPeter Stichler (SPD)
Area
 • Total7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,379
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97204
Dialling codes0931
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.hoechberg.de

Höchberg is a municipality in the district of Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany. Höchberg borders, in the east, directly on the city of Würzburg. Höchberg consists of two main urban areas: Altort and Hexenbruch. Residential construction areas have been added in recent years, for example "Mehle" and " Mehle II".

History[edit]

The earliest recorded official reference to Höchberg dates from 748.

Jewish families resided in Höchberg at least since the late 1600s. They established a Jewish cemetery and erected a synagogue in 1721, which was plundered in the November pogrom in 1938 by SA members. Since 1951, the building has served as a Protestant church. Today, a plaque at the church entry and a monument at the Jewish cemetery commemorate these facts.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Kurt Pompe (1899–1964), Nazi SS concentration camp commandant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Gedenkstätten für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Eine Dokumentation, Band 1. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0, S. 147