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Staudacher and Hoegerle Collection

Identifier: AR 25442

Scope and Content Note

The Staudacher and Hoegerle Collection consists of various articles, clippings and educational materials on the former Rexingen Jewish community and on the work of Barbara Staudacher and Heinz Högerle in that community. It includes English translations from the book In Stein gehauen about the Jewish cemetery in Rexingen and the history of the Rexingen Jewish community from 1765-1943. The collection also includes original copies and English translations of the Ehemalige Synagoge Rexingen's publication Mitteilungen (2008-2010). Various materials from the activities of the Rexingen Jewish community may also be found here, including materials on educational events, exhibitions and exchanges with Israel. There is also extensive material, including articles, clippings and pamphlets, on the traveling exhibit “Ort der Zuflucht und Verheissung: Shavei Zion 1938-2008” (Place of Refuge and Promise: Shavei Zion 1938-2008).


  • 2003-2011


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Reserve" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical and Historical Note

Barbara Staudacher and Heinz Högerle moved from Stuttgart to the village of Rexingen in 1999. Staudacher was a retired bookseller and Högerle was a publisher. They joined the association Träger- und Förderverein Ehemalige Synagoge Rexingen (Support and Development Association of the Former Synagogue at Rexingen) in 2000. Their numerous activities dedicated to Jewish life in Rexingen include writings, reconstruction projects, exhibits, educational events and a book, In Stein gehauen, on the Jewish cemetery in Rexingen.

There was a large and thriving Jewish community in Rexingen (now a part of Horb am Neckar) from the 17th century till the 1930s. A Jewish cemetery was established around 1765 and was largely spared desecration during the Third Reich; a synagogue built in 1837 was burned, but was saved from destruction by locals. The synagogue was converted into a Protestant church in 1952 and is currently both a church and Jewish memorial. A group of Jewish emigrants from Rexingen founded the settlement Shavei Zion (Shave Ziyyon) on April 13th, 1938, located north of Haifa on the Mediterranean coast in contemporary Israel.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection includes documents related to the activities of Barbara Staudacher and Heinz Högerle pertaining to the former Jewish community in the village of Rexingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


This collection is arranged in one series:

  1. Series I: Staudacher and Hoegerle Collection, 2003-2011

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized in its entirety. Folders 2-4 available onsite only due to copyright concerns. Researchers with questions related to these materials may contact the LBI Archivist at

Related Material

The collection includes an English translation of excerpts from In Stein gehauen: Lebensspuren auf dem Rexinger Judenfriedhof, available in the LBI Library (GT 3250 R49 1997).

Separated Material

Original copies of the periodical Gedenkstätten-Rundschau were removed to the LBI Library during processing: Nr. 1, October 2008; Nr. 2, April 2009; Nr. 3, October 2009; and Nr. 4, May 2010. Posters pertaining to the Rexingen Jewish Community and to the Shavei Zion Exhibit have been removed to the Staudacher and Hoegerle Clippings Collection, AR 25442C.

Guide to the Staudacher and Hoegerle Collection 2003-2011 AR 25442
Processed by Matthew Johnson
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Staudacher_and_Hoegerle.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States