BLECKEDE Print
BLECKEDE: 21354 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Lüneburg (Lueneburg).

LOCATION OF CEMETERY:

IN USE: From 1752 until 1935.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 36.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • 1980/82 photographs and copies with translations of inscriptions of all gravestones by Linde Weiland at the behest of the city of Uelzen.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Complete cemeter documentation by Busch 1996, pages 266-301.

NOTES:

  • The original cemetery area comprising about 1700 sq.yds is still in existence today. Gravestones toppled during the Nazi era were re-erected after 1945. 36 gravestones exist to date out of approximately 75 in pre Nazi era times.
  • The cemetery was desecrated on three occasions during the 1980s.

SOURCES: University of Heidelberg and Historisches  Handbuch, pages 215-218 (DNB).

(Researched and translated from German April 2009)