The cemetery is located halfway between the center of Schopfloch and the district of Deuenbach across from Baderstrasse 10 and extends over 12,980 square meters . Originally there were around 1,600 gravestones on it . 
The cemetery was occupied for over 300 years - from 1612 to 1937.  However, it can also be grave stones with dates of death on February 27 1938 or 25. August 1938 found there. According to an oral statement by stonemason Birgit Hähnlein-Häberleins, the reason for this is that they were subsequently set up in a festive ceremony with the Würzburg rabbi in 2011 after the now deceased Angelika Brosig found out that the two dead were contrary to Jewish customs do not own a tombstone.   He was also used for burialsJewish communities Braunsbach , Hengstfeld , Schwäbisch Hall with Steinbach, Dünsbach , Gerabronn , Michelbach an der Lücke , Wiesenbach, Crailsheim with Goldbach and Ingersheim an der Jagst , Unterdeufstetten and Niederstettenused. The costs for a burial at the Association cemetery in Schopfloch were calculated based on the assets of the deceased and were borne by the Jewish community from which the deceased came. In addition, “an annual tax of 1 kreuzer and 6 kreuzer for 100 guilders assets per household”  was levied for the maintenance of the cemetery in Schopfloch . According to the Talmud, the burial should take place immediately; In some cases, however, they waited for another death in this country in order to then bring both dead together to the Schopfloch cemetery. In this way one saved effort, time, road and bridge tariffs as well as the taxes that were due as soon as one crossed different domains. Because of this, the saying Wecha amm doada Juda fäahrd mr nedd nach Schopfi arose .  In 1802 it was considerably expanded,  by acquiring the so-called "New Part", which is to the left of the entrance.  During the National Socialist era , the Tahara House was completely destroyed by arsonists. There were also desecrations in the cemetery. After the Second World War , former NSDAP members of Schopfloch wereobligedby the Allies to repair the damage, who then "erected the overturned gravestones in the summer of 1945 [...] under the supervision of the Schopfloch mayor."  From 1963, the cemetery finally became extensive repaired.  In the meantime, the State Association of Israelite Religious Communities in Bavaria is responsible for this cemetery. From 2005, Angelika Brosig, who died in 2013, was responsible for the documentation and maintenance of the cemetery together with volunteer partners,  whose activities Jutta Breitinger, an employee of the Schopfloch town hall, would like to continue according to an oral testimony.
The location of the cemetery shows some characteristics typical of Jewish cemeteries: For example, "are (or were a long time ago) [most of the cemeteries] outside of localities"  , because on the one hand it is often not tolerated by non-Jewish locals in their vicinity and on the other hand they were protected from grave desecration by nature and the long and sometimes arduous way there. The plant was also "often in forests or on mountain tops"  , because the soil there was relatively cheap to acquire due to the scarce fertility. Another characteristic feature is the surrounding wall or fence and one or two gates. [8th]In addition, many Jewish cemeteries have a tahara hall, i.e. a morgue, in which the Chewra Kadisha , separated into men and women, prepares the burials: after washing and ritual cleansing with water, they are dressed in white robes for the dead . When the corpse was then placed in a simple wooden coffin, burial followed after an officially defined waiting period. 
Originally there were around 1,600 gravestones there.  The number of tombstones still preserved today varies in secondary literature, although the date of publication can of course also play a role: While Kraiss and Reuter  and Schwierz  assume 1356, Mayer  and Eberhardt and Berger-Dittscheid  gives a number of 1172. According to Brosig, there are still 1200 preserved graves in the cemetery.  Jutta Breitinger, who is now responsible for guided tours of the Jewish cemetery, speaks of 1,172 graves that have been preserved. The oldest gravestones are in any case in the eastern area of the Jewish cemetery;  the oldest deciphered comes from the year 1580.  The tombstones were placed relatively close to one another for reasons of space and almost all face eastwards towards Jerusalem. Their inscriptions show "names, the date of death and personal information about the dead (eg place of birth, date of birth, age, occupation, activities, etc.) in German and Hebrew, in the case of particularly pious people only in Hebrew"  . In addition, symbols engraved in the tombstone can indicate the status or special activities of the person buried there. Blessing priest handssymbolize the affiliation of the burial there to the tribe of Kohanim . A jug or bowl on the tombstone identifies the dead as a Levite . The symbol of the knife on the tomb, on the other hand, means that the person buried was a mohel . 
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- Eberhardt, Barbara / Berger-Dittscheid, Cornelia, Schopfloch , in: Kraus, Wolfgang et al. (Eds.), More than stones ... Synagogue Memorial Volume Bavaria, Vol. 2: Middle Franconia (Memorial Book of Synagogues in Germany 3, 2), Lindenberg im Allgäu 2010, pp. 597-613.
- Kraiss, Eva Maria / Reuter, Marion, Bet Hachajim - House of Life. Jewish cemeteries in Württembergisch Franconia , Künzelsau 2003.
- Mayer, Lothar, Jewish cemeteries in Middle and Upper Franconia , Petersberg 2012.
- Schwierz, Israel, stone testimonies to Jewish life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988.
- Alemannia Judaica: The Jewish cemetery in Schopfloch (Ansbach district) . http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/schopfloch_friedhof.htm (accessed on May 2, 2015).
- Brosig, Angelika / Hofmann, Rolf: Jewish Cemetery Schopfloch (Bavaria). Legible Grave Inscriptions (approx. 1850–1937) , in: http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/images/Schopfloch%20CEM/SCHOPFLOCH-CEMETERY-GRAVELIST.pdf (accessed on May 2, 2015).
- House of Bavarian History: Jewish cemeteries in Bavaria. Schopfloch (district of Ansbach, Central Franconia region) . http://www.hdbg.de/juedische-friedhoefe/friedhoefe/friedhof_schopfloch.php (accessed on May 2, 2015).
- Hofmann, Rolf: Jewish Cemetery Schopfloch Family Name Index. http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/images/Schopfloch%20CEM/SCHOPFLOCH-CEMETERY-NAMEINDEX.pdf (abgerufen am 2. Mai 2015).
- Jüdisch Historischer Verein Augsburg: The Jewish cemetery of Schopfloch . http://jhva.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/der-judische-friedhof-von-schopfloch/ (accessed on May 2, 2015).
- Website of the Bet Olam association, Feuchtwangen, with a plan and grave research for the Schopfloch Jewish cemetery: Bet Olam eV . https://www.juedischer-friedhof-schopfloch.de/ (accessed on May 27, 2019).
- Eva Maria Kraiss, Marion Reuter: Bet Hachajim. House of life. Jewish cemeteries in Württemberg Franconia. Swiridoff Verlag, Künzelsau 2003, ISBN 3-89929-009-7 , p. 36.
- Handwritten notes by the author on the Day of Jewish Culture 2014 .
- , dignity reproduced. "Women in Judaism" topic of an event, in: Fränkische Landeszeitung (2014), No. 214, o. P.
- Mayer, Lothar: Jüdische Friedhöfe in Mittel- und Oberfranken , Petersberg 2012, p. 180f.
- Brosig, Angelika: Schopfloch , in: Reese, Gunther (ed.), Traces of Jewish life around the Hesselberg , Vol. 6 (Small series of publications Hesselberg region), Unterschwaningen 2011, pp. 88–93.
- Eberhardt, Barbara / Berger-Dittscheid, Cornelia: Schopfloch , in: Kraus, Wolfgang et al. (Eds.), More than stones ... Synagogue memorial volume Bavaria , vol. 2: Middle Franconia (memorial book of synagogues in Germany 3, 2 ), Lindenberg im Allgäu 2010, pp. 597–613.
- Schwierz, Israel, Stone Testimonies to Jewish Life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988, p. 15.
- Schwierz, Israel, Stone Testimonies to Jewish Life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988, p. 15f.
- Schwierz, Israel, Stone Testimonies to Jewish Life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988, p. 18f.
- Schwierz, Israel, Stone Testimonies to Jewish Life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988, p. 182.
- Mayer, Lothar, Jüdische Friedhöfe in Mittel- und Oberfranken , Petersberg 2012, p. 180.
- Oral statement by Jutta Breitinger from July 23, 2014.
- Schwierz, Israel, Stone Testimonies to Jewish Life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988, p. 16f.
- Schwierz, Israel, Stone Testimonies to Jewish Life in Bavaria. A documentation , Munich 1988, pp. 15-17.