BODENFELDE: 37194 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).
LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Am Kahlberg between the Schlichtelke and Am Kahlberg roads.
IN USE: Land for a cemetery was acquired in 1821. Last funeral in 1938 and last stone setting in 1936.
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 80.
- 1993 and 1995 copies of all gravestone inscriptons by Professor Berndt Schaller.
- Between 1825 and 1938 documents record the deaths of 134 Jews.
- In September 1939 gravestones were toppled and the cemetery devastated. Another case of desecration of the cemetery took place in Mai 1998. Around 25 gravestones were completely destroyed. The culprits were two local school youths. (Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung of 11 June 1998, page. 11).
- After WW2 the previously toppled gravestones were re-erected and the entire cemetery was restored in 1990 by the Landesverband der jüdischen Gemeinden in Niedersachsen. Restoration included the repair of broken and damaged gravestones in the autumn of 1997.
SOURCES: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 219-228 (DNB).
(Researched and translated from German April 2009)
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