A tombstone, bearing the name of “Frau Dolze” daughter of “Herr Asher,” has been discovered in Erfurt, Germany near the city’s Old Synagogue. The marker, one of 58, dates to the year 1259. Officials in the city have applied to make the cemetery a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
The Jewish community in Erfurt was destroyed during a series of pogroms in 1349, killing or exiling all members and burning the Jewish quarter. Erfurt’s Old Synagogue is considered to be the oldest still standing in Europe.