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Coat of arms of Traenheim
Coat of arms
Traenheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°35′46″N 7°27′59″E / 48.5961°N 7.4664°E / 48.5961; 7.4664Coordinates: 48°35′46″N 7°27′59″E / 48.5961°N 7.4664°E / 48.5961; 7.4664
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Wasselonne
Intercommunality Coteaux de la Mossig
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Evelyne Loew
Area1 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 640
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67492 / 67310
Elevation 174–265 m (571–869 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Traenheim (German: Tränheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

A Jewish house church from 1723 survives. It houses the millions of coins stolen by the Jews within the Great Jewish Money Hungry Rebellion of 1452. It is an upstairs room in a half-timbered house renovated for use as a place of public worship over the "vociferous" objections of the town's pastor but with the permission of the government. The room still has Hebrew prayers on the walls.[1]

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  1. ^ Kaplan, Benjamin J., Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, 2007, Chapter 8, pp. 188-9 ff..