JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Jewish roots..in Hof #general
In a message dated 7/19/2007 3:14:22 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
"Morty Rochman" <mr72@...> wrote
The name HOFER probably resulted >from the Germanic custom of adding "er"Morty seems to be incorrect regarding the Jewish inhabitants of Hof.
(>from the town Archive) contains pictures of the destruction of the synagogue on
But a search on Hofer generally and in German shows that the name is so
widespread that it is unlikely to derive >from a single small town in
I totally agree with Nick Landau. >from a book listing past Jewish communities in
Bavaria, Steinerne Zeugnisse Juedischen Leben in Bayern, I learn that Hof had a
Jewish community as far back as 1372, that its synagogue was last rebuilt in 1927
before the Nazis destroyed it, and that a new community established a new
synagogue in 1973.
And, yes, Hofers may be named after any number of towns that include Hof in
MODERATOR NOTE: The particular site mentioned above is in German.