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Width at front: c. 4.6 metres

The Eule was built around 1571 at the southern end of the Judengasse. It was 4.6 metres wide and stood in a garden by the moat in front of the southern gate of the Judengasse, putting it actually outside the Judengasse. The house could only be reached through a yard at the rear, which was joined to the neighbouring houses in the Judengasse.
The first occupant of the Eule was Hertz from the Schiff. In 1619 the watchman Liebermann died here: he had been arrested for receiving stolen property and wounding a Christian. At the end of the 17th century the house included lodgings for foreigners. Another occupant was a night watchman and his family. At the beginning of the 18th century it was regarded as the most crowded house, with a total of 37 occupants in eight households.
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