The first Jews settled in Uehlfeld probably already in the first half of the 16th Century. In the Thirty Years' War, most residents fled to the cities Uehlfelds the environment. 1632 in Hochstadt an der Aisch reported by a Jew from Uehlfeld, which was reported with other Jewish families on the orders of the prince bishop again. 1696 established a synagogue in Uehlfeld. The dead of the community were first buried in the Jewish cemetery in Zeckern.
1732 the community was offered in Uehlfeld on a hill a piece of land on which it docked with the permission of Margrave Georg Friedrich Karl has its own cemetery. The first, now partly sunken grave stones were erected on the eastern part of the grave field. Modern times are grave right of the wrought iron gate in the western part of the burial ground. Since the 18th Century developed Uehlfeld the place with the highest Jewish population in the region. In the 19th Century was the Distriktsrabbinat Uehlfeld, 1876, the Distriktsrabbinat Fürth was granted.
By 1923 there were attacks by Nazis from Jewish residents on Uehlfeld. In the era of National Socialism from 1933, the institutions of the Jewish community in Uehlfeld were repeatedly raped. At the cemetery graves were overturned in August 1935.  In December 1936 the new synagogue was built in 1818, windows were smashed. 1937 was the last funeral held at the Jewish cemetery in Uehlfeld. In September 1938, they arrested two Uehlfelder Jews because of "treasonable utterances". Although had to leave to the November 1938 pogroms Uehlfelder all Jews the place on the orders of the Nazi Party district leader, the synagogue was burned along with their equipment and the rituals. The small Taharahaus in the cemetery was completely demolished in the aftermath.
Approximately 40 of the coming of Uehlfeld Jews fell in the extermination camps in the Holocaust, , seven had emigrated to the United States.  The ruins of the synagogue after 1945 expanded by Raiffeisen Bank as a warehouse and has been preserved as such (Raiffeisenstraße 7). In the Jewish cemetery in Uehlfeld are now about 275 grave stones. (Wikipedia)
Dark and Moody.....just as Grave Yard should be.
Full agree with digicam. Superb light between the grave stones!
Powerful image and story. I know it's dark and moody on purpose, but I would love to see the same image opened up a little.