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BREMEN incorporating HASTEDT 28207,  RIEDBERG 28213 and LESUM 28717  (Gerz, Peters).


I. LOCATION OF CEMETERY: HASTED Deichbruchstrasse 14.

IN USE: From 1796 (oldest datable gravestone) until the present day. The cemetery was enlarged in 1909.



  • 1993 photographs of 93 gravestone inscriptions with translations by Ursula Siebert.
  • 1997 complete documentation of 9 gravestone inscriptions and photographs of a further 51 gravestones together with mapping of graves by Jeanette Jakubowski.
  • 1995 photographs of all gravestones by Ladenburg.
  • Numerous photographs of individual gravestones and general cemetery views in Alemannia Judaica.



  • The village of Hastedt was originally part of the Dukedom of Hannover. It became part of Bremen in 1803.
  • The number of graves was reported as 1200 by die tageszeitung (abbreviation: taz) on 19 November 2008.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 308-343 (DNB).


II. LOCATION OF CEMETERY: RIEDBERG Friedhofstrasse adjoining the Riedberg city cemetery.

IN USE: newly dedicated

  • Laid out in 2004, dedicated in November 2008 according to a report in die tageszeitung (abbreviation: taz) (a daily local newspaper in Bremen) on 19 Nov.2008.



LOCATION OF CEMETERY: off the road between Lesum and Schönbeck.

IN USE: From the 18th century. The cemetery area was fully used up by 1850 and had to be extended.


  • Lesum used to be part of the county of Stade in Lower Saxony but is now incorporated in Bremen.
  • The writer Jürgen Bohmbach, in his essay Juden im alten Regierungsbezirk Stade (Bohmbach 1977, referred on page 52f to an old cemetery of the Lesum community. The small Jewish community ceased to exist in 1866.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 981-984 (DNB).

(Researched and translated from German April 2009).

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