Alternate names: Wiesbaden [Ger], Schierstein. 50°05' N, 08°15' E, 19 miles W of Frankfurt am Main.
Wiesbaden is a city in SW Germany and capital of the federal state of Hesse with about 280,000 inhabitants amd about 10,000 United States military or dependents.Wiesbaden, one of the oldest spa towns in Europe, means "meadow baths," i.e. hot springs. Wikipedia. [Sept 2012]
Osteuropaisches Judentum in Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden, 1991)
Pinkas HaKehilot, Germany, Vol. 3 (1992), p. 467: "Wiesbaden"
Commission for the History of the Jews in Hessen: This commission was founded in 1963 and today has over 50 members. The commission fosters research on the history of the Jewish population on the territory of today's Hessen, with a special focus on the period of the National Socialist regime. Another focus is on the research of Jewish cemeteries in Hessen. Old and historically valuable cemeteries were selected for research. They were photographed, the epigraphs copied and translated. Site plans were made for the larger cemeteries. All in all, 75 cemeteries with a total of 17,000 gravestones of deceased from approximately 320 Hessian municipalities were documented in this way. The results are currently being entered, together with the Hessian State Agency for Historical Regional Studies, into their information system LAGIS (http://lagis-hessen.de/juf.htlm). At present, approximately 35 cemeteries with 5,000 gravestones are accessible on the Internet. For some of the larger cemeteries there are also printed documentations available.
Address: Mosbacher Straße 55, 65187 Wiesbaden
Telephone: +49 (0) 611 8 81-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 611 8 81-1 45
Until 1749, Jews from Wiesbaden were also buried in Taunusstein. Synagogue: Friedrichstr 33. Tel: 49 611-301870
1906 Jewish Encyclopedia: "German town in the province of Hesse-Nassau; capital of the former duchy of Nassau. Schenk ("Gesch. der Stadt Wiesbaden") thinks that Jews lived there in the fourteenth century...The congregation, which has greatly increased since 1866, now (1905) numbers about 1,800. Besides the main community there is the Altisraelitische Cultusgemeinde, an Orthodox congregation, with a membership of 300." See website for full information. [Sept 2-12]
"Active Museum in the Spiegelgasse for German-Jewish History in Wiesbaden". Spiegelgasse 11. This museum has an extensive specialised library and an archive. The Museum Society also looks after the city's Jewish cemeteries and memorials, such as the memorial of the former synagogue at Michelsberg in the city centre.
Paul Lazarus [Sept 2012]
Photo of Jewish cemetery. [Sept 2012]
The three Jewish cemeteries of Wiesbaden, the "Alten Jüdischen Friedhof ", the "Neuen Jüdischen Friedhof" and also the cemetery of the Orthodox "Alt-Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde" complete in one photo-documentation, covers the complete stock of gravestones in the year 2005 in high-resolution 5 Mega Pixel format with almost 2000 photo/ The old REFERENCE: Cemetery from the "Alt-Israelitische Kultusgemeinde"/ First burial 1877/ Over 370 Gravestones , the inscriptions are mainly in Hebrew writing. ISBN 3-938454-11-3. DVD-ROM, 1,6 Gigabyte Data 2000 photos. ISBN (new) 978-3-938454-11-4
1. The old Jewish cemetery of Wiesbaden 1747 - 1890
2. The new Jewish cemetery of Wiesbaden 1891 - 1945
3. The cemetery of the Orthodox "Alt-Israelitische Kultusgemeinde"
Reference: 65183-65207 Hesse (Gerz, Peters)
- Ot. Schierstein I: Alten Jüdischen Friedhof
- Schierstein is a SW borough first mentioned in historical records in 860 and incorporated into Wiesbaden in 1926 with about 10,000 residents. Situated on the Rhine River, Schierstein is known as the "Gateway to the Rheingau." Photos of Jüdische Friedhöfe in Wiesbaden-Schierstein . [Sept 2012]
- Ot. Biebrich:
- Biebrich is a borough of the city with over 36,000 inhabitants, the most-populated of Wiesbaden's boroughs. Located south of the city center on the Rhine River, opposite the Mainz borough of Mombach. Biebrich was an independent city until it was incorporated into Wiesbaden in 1926. [Sept 2012]
- Ot. Bierstadt:
- Bierstadt is a borough of Wiesbaden located in the eastern part of the city, directly east of downtown Wiesbaden with about 12,300 inhabitants. Formerly an independent municipality, the town was incorporated into Wiesbaden on April 1, 1928. While Bierstadt can be translated Beer Town, the name is actually derived from Saint Brigid of Kildare, Ireland (Birgid in German). [Sept 2012]
- Platterstrasse, Hellkundweg, Schoene Aussicht: Neuen Jüdischen Friedhof" - The new Jewish cemetery on the " Platter Straße ". This cemetery is open 1891 and still in use. The documentation contains all tombstones up to the year of 1945.
Wiesbaden Jewish Cemetery, 1889- 1977, Jewish cemetery: tombstone images online. A fee charged. [January 2004]
- Suicides: in conjunction with deportation of Wiesbaden Jews to Theresianstadt 1942. All these are buried at the large cemetery on Platterstrasse in Wiesbaden. Not all have gravestones. Source: Charlotte O.
- Schoene Aussicht: 523 gravestones; used from 1750-1924. Source: Kommission fuer die Geschichte der Juden in Hessen submitted by Harmut Heinemann of the Commission. There was only one name after 1890 (a burial in 1924).
- Jewish cemetery on the "Schönen Aussicht" from Wiesbaden. This graveyard was set 1747 and cover until 1890. The last burial in a family-grave occurs 1929. On that area are about 550 tombstones. The inscriptions are mainly in Hebrew writing on the predominant tombstones manufactured out of sandstones.
- We got the key and went in. It's kept clean and in wonderful order. Only the very religious Jews were buried there. It's locked because seldom anyone goes there as I think the last burials were end of 19th century. Not many survive nowdays to visit the place. Source: e-mail: Nurit Gillath
- Nordfriedhof Wiesbaden is an old cemetery in the north of the city of Wiesbaden. It is the second largest cemetery in the city and was opened in 1877. [Sept 2012]
- photo. [Sept 2012]
- Jewish Cemetery at the Nordfriedhof; (North Cemetery): The Jewish cemetery is located at the back of the Christian cemetery. You enter the Jewish section through a door in a wire gate that is left open. It has gravestones going back, I believe, to the mid-19th century as well as a section with recent graves. I have also heard there is another section which is kept under lock and key. Perhaps this is an older section. Source: Nancy Grossman;
Wenn keine Stimme sich für uns erhebt, so mögen die Steine dieser Stadt für uns zeugen in ich bin kein deutscher Patriot mehr, jetzt bin ich Jude. Die Vertreibung jüdischer Bürger aus Wiesbaden (1933-1947) by Angelika Rieber; Lothar Bembenek; Horst Dickel; Frankfurt AM; Diesterweg 129-193.