BASSUM: 27211 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).
LOCATION OF CEMETERY:
- Leave Bassum on Sulinger Strasse. Cemetery is a few hundred yards after railroad crossing on the left, adjoining the Wedekamps brickyard.
IN USE: From 1840 until 1937
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 28. There are also 9 memorials dedicated to massgraves of WW2.
- This cemetery was spared destruction and vandalism during the Nazi era and has been cared for since 1959 by the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony.
- In addition to 42 old individual Jewish graves, there are also graves holding the remains of WW2 individual Soviet and 46 Polish prisoners of war.
SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 179-183 (DNB).
(Researched and translated from German May 2009)
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