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BARSINGHAUSEN incorp.GROSS MUNZEL: 30890 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Hannover.

LOCATION OF CEMETERIES:

I. Old Cemetery  II. New Cemetery (Kirchdorfer Strasse) III. Gross Munzel.

 

I. Old cemetery - Deisterstr. / Im Waldrand

IN USE: Probably from the 18th century until (last confirmed burial) December 1909.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 1.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • 1982 on behalf of the district of Hannover by Friedel Homeyer.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Gestern und heute; Juden im Landkreis Hannover by Friedel Homeyer, pub. Landkreis Hannover 1984 324 pages, ill; History, photographs and mapping of graves (old cemetery on pages 204-207) (LBI).

NOTES:

  • This cemetery was closed in 1909 but was vandalised in the mid-1930s, when gravestones were toppled and smashed. Shortly before WW2 ended, civilian construction work began on the cemetery site, creating surface indentations still identifyable today. One gravestone, discovered by Homeyer, was re-erected as a memorial stone in 1982.

SOURCES: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch pages 164-170 (DNB).

 

II. New cemetery - Kirchdorfer Straße.

IN USE:

  • From around 1910 until 1944. Last documented burial of a local Barsinghausen Jew was in 1939.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 44.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • 1982 history, mapping of graves, photographs and copies of gravestone inscriptions on behalf of the district of Hannover by Friedel Homeyer.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Gestern und heute; Juden im Landkreis Hannover by Friedel Homeyer, pub. Landkreis Hannover 1984 324 pages, ill; History, photographs and mapping of graves (new cemetery on pages 200-203) (LBI).

NOTES:

  • 44 graves are still visible today.
  • This cemetery was vandalised in November/December 1961, when gravestones were toppled. This happened again on 22nd August 1975, when 23 gravestones were destroyed.
  • 1993 erection and dedication of a memorial stone in the cemetery. The cemetery is being cared for by a group of local allotment holders.

SOURCES: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch pages 164-170 (DNB).

 

III. Gross Munzel map - Allerwiesen field, Flur:3 near Barrigsen.

IN USE: From 1841 until 1931.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 24.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • 1982 history, mapping of graves, photographs and copies of gravestone inscriptions and translations of all the inscriptions on behalf of the district of Hannover by Friedel Homeyer.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Gestern und heute; Juden im Landkreis Hannover by Friedel Homeyer, pub. Landkreis Hannover 1984 324 pages, ill; History, photographs and mapping of graves (Gross Munzel cemetery on pages 208-210) (LBI).

NOTES:

  • Prior to the early 19th century, the Gross Munzel Jewish community buried their deceased in the grounds of their own rented houses. Initially Gross Munzel Jews were allowed to bury only their own family members in their own cemetery.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 677-680 (DNB)

Researched and translated from German May 2009)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 16:33
 
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