|The Jewish Past of Laupheim|
|How it all began||Jews and Christians
The market is the place where Jews and Christians met since the establishment of the Jewish community.
In rural environment the Jews almost always became dealers or tradesmen, because they were not allowed to become farmers or craftsmen because of their religion.
In Laupheim they traded mostly with animals (24 horse dealers in the same place) and with things needed by the farmers' wives. After the deals were settled, Jews and Christians met in the inns around the market place, to chat, eat, drink or play a nice game of cards or backgammon.
Jewish community - Laupheim Museum.
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