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  • Ot. Altona, Koenigstr.: Click here or here
    Extensive research notes on the Jewish cemetery in Hamburg Altona, Koenigstrasse. Includes a map of the cemetery; sample of epitaphs with translations; explanation of Concordance; essay by Rochelle Weinstein "The Storied Stones of Altona: Biblical Imagery on Sephardic Tomb stones at the Jewish cemetery of Altona- Koenigstrasse, Hamburg; in English, Hebrew, Ladino; Donor: Rochelle Weinstein, 1995; Period covered: 1611-; Location at LBI : Rochelle Weinstein collection; Storage-Location: A 37/3; Accession Number(s): AR 10114. The key may be obtained from the Jewish Community in Hamburg. also check Altona
    To view various pictures of charcoal sketches by Leslie Lowinger of Hamburg and of a cemetery in Hamburg. Click here
    For a history of the cimmunity Click here[January 2001]
  • Ot. Bahrenfeld, Bornkampsweg-founded 1874-small -no longer used
  • Grindelfriedhof-vacated in 1937 bodies moved to Ohlsdorf: During the time of the Plague the Hamburg Senate perforce allowed the founding of a Jewish cemetery within the city, in the "Grindel" district, founded in 1711/13, with circa 8,000-9,000 graves. Former Location: Rentzelstrasse 35-55/Durchschnitt 22-32. From 1834 this was the main cemetery of Ashkenazim & Sefardim in Hamburg as opposed to Altona & Wandsbek. In 1937, the cemetery was cleared. About 6500 gravestones were photographed; the bodies were exhumed and transferred to other cemeteries. Many were buried in a collective grave in Ilandkoppel, Ohlsdorf; around it 80 prominent individuals received their own graves with the old gravestones. Today, the entire area is built up. A plaque has been erected in An der Verbindungsbahn, near the junction with Renzelstrasse. partial Source: Bamberger Family Archives D-70003 Stuttgart, POB 10 04 04, or 91070 Jerusalem POB 70 38 or Bjorn Bamberger, POB 627 Long Beach NY 11561; 516-889-2827.
    "Der Grindelfriedhof" by Eduard Duckesz. In: Jahrbuch fuer die juedischen Gemeinden Schleswig-Holsteins und der Hansestaedte und der Landesgemeinde Oldenburg 9 (5698=1937/38), 61-71. (DS135.G3 A252 microform)
  • Ot. Harburg, Schwarzenbergstr.-founded at the end of the 17th century.-small-no longer used
  • Ot. Langenfelde, Foersterweg-small-founded in 1886/87-no longer used.
  • Neue Steinweg, situated within the Neu-Stadt temporary 1814-bodies moved to Ohlsdorf: Situated within the Neu-Stadt. Tis was a temporary cemetery founded during the period between January and May 1814, in Neue Steinweg, situated within the Neu-Stadt (New City), during the French occupation of the city. There were 57 dead and 18 gravestones. In 1954 an exhumation and reburial took place to the Jewish cemetery in Ilandkoppel within the district of Ohlsdorf.
  • Ot. Ohlsdorf: The Jewish cemetery in Ilandkoppel within the district of Ohlsdorf was established in 1882/83 by the Ashkenazi and Sephardic communities following contracts with the City of Hamburg, which remained owner of the land. It is the only Jewish cemetery in Hamburg in use today. Through the transfer of the graves of eminent Jews from the former cemeteries in the districts of "Grindel" and Ottensen it is today a significant Jewish cultural monument.
    Juedischer Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Ilandkoppel 68, D-22337 Hamburg, Phone: 040/630 7964; card catalog in the office at the entrance. The only cemetery still in use is in Ohlsdorf. For the others, information (and keys) can be obtained from: Juedische Gemeinde, Schaferkampsallee 29, D-20357 Hamburg. Phone: 040/440 944-0, Fax: 040/410 8430. Source: Bamberger Family Archives D-70003 Stuttgart, POB 10 04 04, or 91070 Jerusalem POB 70 38 or Bjorn Bamberger, POB 627 Long Beach NY 11561; 516-889-2827.
    item # 147. II 47 Clippings; regulations for the cemetery in Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, 1883, plus other material. Source: LBI
    Addenda: Photographs of Jewish cemetery in Ohlsdorf (Hamburg); in Hebrew, German; (1881-1993); Location at LBI : Sussmann family, Hamburg collection; Storage-Location: B 32/4; Accession Number(s): AR 2049.
    100 [I.E. Einhundert] jaehriges Bestehen des juedisches Friedhofes in Hamburg-Ohlsdorf, 1883-1983./ [Hamburg, 1983] 25 cm. illus, facsim. 19 cm. Cover title. Addresses by Helga Schuchardt and N. Peter Levinson. ID # GT 3250 H32 E5 Source: LBI
    Der juedische Friedhof in Ohlsdorf; die Geschichte und die Grabmaeler by Anke Wagner; Bde. 1-2 Mahburg 1986 (Hamburg Univ. Mag.-Schr.)
  • Ot. Ottensen: This was the second cemetery oppened with circa 1,000 graves. In 1941 it was desecrated by the National Socialist regime and disturbed by the building of bunkers in 1939 and 1942/43. In 1995 the "Mercado" shopping centre was erected on the spot, after consultation with a rabbi from Israel. A plaque has been erected on the stairway to the basement.
  • Ot. Wandsbek, Jenfelder Str.-founded 1886-small-no longer used
  • Ot. Wandsbek, Koenigsreihe; (formerly Langenreihe)
"Die juedischen Friedhoefe in Hamburg-Wansbek (Koenigsreihe and Jenfelderstrasse" Memorial Book in progress, 1995. Source: Bamberger Family Archives D-70003 Stuttgart, POB 10 04 04, or 91070 Jerusalem POB 70 38 or Bjorn Bamberger, POB 627 Long Beach NY 11561; 516-889-2827. The Jewish cemetery in the former Langenreihe, renamed Königsreihe within the district of Wandsbek, founded in 1637, was closed in 1886. there are 2,500 Sephardic and 6,000 Ashkenazi graves. Today it is a significant historic monument. Other information:
Ivoh LeMoshav, Toledoth HaRabonim Sheyeshvu al Kisey HaRabonuth Shel Sholosh Kehiloth, Altona, Hamburg, Wandsbeck [Biographies & Tombstone Inscriptions of the Rabbis of the Three Communities, Altona, Hamburg, and Wandsbeck], by Eduard Duckesz, Cracow, 1903 (reprinted in Israel in 1968). Source: Werner Hirsch; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (He has the book.)      Die alten hamburgischen Friedhoefe by Otto Erich Kiesel, Arthur Obst & August Holler. Hamburg: Broscheck 1921
Zur Geschichte und Genealogie der ersten Familien der hoch deutschen Israeliten-Gemeinden in Hamburg Altona {10888} by Rabbi Eduard Dudesz Alotna, Hamburg, 1915; names from book Der Ohlsdorfer Begraebnissplatz in seinem Verhaeltniss zu den Istraelitischen gemeinden zu Hamburg-Hannover, 1889
Ottensen. Hinnenberg, Ulla: Der juedische Friedhof in Ottensen by Ulla Hinnenberg. Hamburg: Dingwort 1992, ISBN 3-87166-039-6, 170 pp. Source: Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Buecher (analogous to the U.S. Books in Print.)
Streitfall Juedischer Friedhof Ottensen (1663-1993) ed by Ina Lorenz and Joerg Berkemann. Hamburg: Doelling & Galitz, 1993, ISBN 3-926174-67-6, ca. 480 pp. Source: Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Buecher (analogous to the U.S. Books in Print.)
Record books and gravestone inscriptions by A. Cassato. MF 77a (among many other things); Location at LBI : Hamburg; Jewish community collection; Storage-Location: A 11/4, Photo album, 2nd floor left microfilm cabinet.
Records of the Jewish communities of Hamburg, Altona, and Wandsbek from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the minute book of the Burial Society of the Sephardic Congregation Neve Salom, Altona, and record books (Pinkassim) also photos of gravestones; various languages: Source: LBI
item #s: 105. II 1 Memorandum about the Grindelfriedhof (cemetery), Hamburg, 1919, typed. Donor: H. Jacobson, 1969; Finding Aids: 39-page inventory; Period covered (or date of publication): 1660-1958; Size of the collection: 18 feet 37 reels. Location at LBI : 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. 106. through 110 various documents about the community that also mention the cemetery, such as "laws about", "petitions about", but probably do no include any specific information about names. part of 118. death register, individual pages various Hebrew years, photocopy; Hebrew
132. DEATHS:II 5 Death Registers, Altona, 1816-1841, photocopy; and Ottensen, 1824-1849, photocopy.
133.II 29 Death register, Wandsbek, up to 1884, photocopy, Hebrew and German.
134. VIII 55c (see II 29) Cemetery register, Wandsbek, 1840-1883, Hebrew and German (microfilm reel 2).
135. VIII 54i Register of the Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) of Altona-Hamburg- Wandsbek, ca 1746-1806 (microfilm reel 2).
136. GENERAL: VIII 55e Wandsbek, birth records 1867-70, marriage records 1826, death records 1870-74, German, microfilm reel 2.
138. II 12 1) Gravestone inscriptions, photocopy; 3) Stiftung (foundation), by Jehoshua Jokel ben Meir Hausen, 1837, and varia, Hebrew, photocopies. Source: LBI
Inventory: 1. Box 1: Correspondence by Annemarie P. Weisner, Boston; Dr. Ursula Randt, Hamburg, regarding Jewish cemeteries in Germany particularly in and around Hamburg; list of cemeteries in Hamburg area; Donor: Dr. Herbert Jonas, 1991, 1995. Location at LBI : Herbert Jonas collection; Storage-Location: A 22/5, A 29/1 Accession Number(s): AR 6279.
UPDATE: (Koenigstrasse) Founded in 1611, both Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews from Hamburg, Altona and Wandsbek used it up until 1878. The Salomon Ludwig Steinheim Institute for German-Jewish History in Duisburg, Germany recently documented the Ashkenazi part of the cemetery, which is online. The database contains almost 6.000 Hebrew inscriptions dating from 1621 with German translations, commentaries, sources and historical photographs. The names, years of death, the Hebrew inscriptions and their translations into German are searchable both in German and Hebrew here where you choose the cemetery under "Auswahlmenue" and go to "Inschriften" to access chronological order inscriptions one by one or in a particular year under "Jahr". [December 2007]
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