Immersion – Mikvahs in Fürth
Sunday 06.03. / 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Jewish Museum Franconia
€ 6,- / 4,- discounted / Visit to the permanent exhibition included
Registration until Friday, 3 pm: besucherservice(at)juedisches-museum.org
Little visible to the outside world, mikvaot were and are still important „heart pieces“ of Jewish communities. This is also the case in Fürth. In Fjorda, the large Jewish community in southern Germany, there were once numerous, structurally impressive mikvahs, built in vaulted cellars of the community or integrated into private homes.They were accessible to all jewish people and were integral part of religious life. Some of these mikvahs are still preserved today, for example at Königstr. 89, today’s museum building.
What is this ritual all about? How was it in the past and how is it today? What is hidden, what is visible today? Join us in the old town of Fürth where mikvahs were actively used in the past.
Organiser: Jewish Museum Franconia