Re: Are those gravestones proof my ancestors were jewish? #germany


Andreas Schwab
 

To add to my previous answer: in German-speaking countries it is customary to put an asterisk in front of a birth date and a cross in front of a death date. 
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogisches_Zeichen
https://www.sekretaria.de/bueroorganisation/korrespondenz/din-5008/zeichen-geboren-gestorben/
https://www.genealogie-werkstatt-berlin.de/symbole-und-zeichen-uebersichtlichkeit-schaffen-in-der-genealogie

For Jews, a Magen David would be put in front of the death date, not the birth date:
https://infothek.rotkel.de/tastaturkuerzel/schriftzeichen/sonderzeichen/genealogische-zeichen.html

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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada

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