POTSDAM Print
POTSDAM: 14467 Brandenburg (Gerz)
258. I 54 Potsdam, Jewish tombstone inscriptions, 1746-1836, typed list: Source: LBI - Data from the Leo Baeck Institute donated by: H. Jacobson, 1969 identified there as: Finding Aids: 39-page inventory; Period covered (or date of publication): 1660-1958; Size of the collection: 18 feet, 37 reels. Jacob Jacobson collection; Storage-Location: V 8/1-8, 2nd floor left microfilm cabinet Accession Number(s): AR 7002, MF 134(2), MF 447, 1-37.
PUBLICATIONS:
  • Clipping about the Jewish cemetery in Potsdam (Maerkische Allgemeine, 7/17/95); German. (1804-1995); Location at LBI : Potsdam; Jewish community collection; Storage-Location: Photo album, A 22/4; Accession Number(s): AR 4392.
  • Der juedische Friedhof in Potsdam. Geschichte und aelteste Grabsteininschriften (1747-1849) (The Jewish cemetery in Potsdam; History and the oldest inscriptions (1747-1849); a univerisity thesis by Martina Strehlen at Freie Universitaet Berlin; see Source for address. Source: Professor Dr. Michael Brocke, Freie Universitat Berlin, Fachbereich, Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften II, Insitute fuer Judaistik (WE 1), Schwendenerstr. 27, 14195 Berlin
  • Der Friedhof der Juedischen Gemeinde Potsdam by Michael Brocke and Martina Strehlen; in: Kaelter, Robert; geschichte der juedischen Gemeinde zu Potsdam. reprint / Julius Schoeps; Simon, Hermann,-Berlin; Hentrich, 1993.

Inscriptions mark the assimilation of Jews into German society. Early stones are dated accoridng to the Hebrew calendar, later both names and dates are in both Hebrew and German in by WWII only Germany was used. Source: Washington Jewish Week, 1/9/97, p. 31.