Wölfersheim

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Wölfersheim
View of the town
View of the town
Coat of arms of Wölfersheim
Coat of arms
Location of Wölfersheim within Wetteraukreis district
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Wölfersheim is located in Germany
Wölfersheim
Wölfersheim
Wölfersheim is located in Hesse
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
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictWetteraukreis
Subdivisions5 districts
Government
 • MayorRouven Kötter (SPD)
Area
 • Total43.15 km2 (16.66 sq mi)
Elevation
142 m (466 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,911
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
61200
Dialling codes06036
Vehicle registrationFB
Websitewww.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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ ""Wölfersheim" Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities: Germany volume 3". jewishgen.org. Retrieved March 27, 2014.