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Korb und Wanne

Width at front: c. 5.5 metres

The Korb belonged to a group of houses built in the period 1523 1530. They were all given the names of household articles by the city paymaster's office, including Krug ("jug"), Flasche ("bottle"), Spiegel ("mirror") and Korb ("basket").
The Korb was built in 1523 as the first house in the complex. In 1542 the Blasebalg was added as a rear building. Thirty years later the front building was extended and given the double name Korb und Wanne. When the houses in the Judengasse were numbered in 1761 the front building Korb und Wanne and rear building Blasebalg were all assigned house number 55.
The Korb was built by Salman, the armourer. In the 16th century members of the Goldschmidt family from Nürnberg lived in the house. From the 17th century onwards the Korb und Wanne was the family home of the prominent GoldschmidtHameln family from Hamlin in Westphalia. This family lived in the house for over 200 years. Around 1700 the firm of moneylenders and jewellers "Isaac Goldschmidt seel. Wittib und Söhne in der Wanne" was one of the most respected in the Judengasse. Other occupants at this time were a schoolmaster and a man dealing in "Hebrew calendars".
The house was destroyed in the fire of 1711 but soon rebuilt. In 1879 the city took it over for demolition.

© Jüd. Museum Frankfurt 1992-2002 /  Sources