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BRAUNSCHWEIG: 38112 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: I. Hamburger Strasse

IN USE: From 1782 until 1916 (previous older burial ground - Am Wendentor).

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 513 gravestones, about 700 graves.

DOCUMENTATION:

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Ebeling, Hans-Heinrich: Die Juden in Brauschweig. Rechts- Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte von den Anfängen der Jüdischen Gemeinde bis zur Emanzipation (1282-1848). Braunschweig1987, pages 225f and 370 (LBI).
  • History by Schulze 2003, pages 4-8. Peter Schulze Collection (LBI).
  • Reinhard Bein: Juden in Braunschweig 1900 - 1945 pub. 1983 Braunschweig : Dr. Döring.pages 43-44 (DNB)

NOTES:

  • The initially small Jewish community at first used the burial grounds of the Wolfenbüttel or occasionally also that of the Halberstadt communities.
  • This cemetery was protected against vandalism by a wall.
  • Vandalism was reported to have taken place in 1956, 1957 and 1978.
  • The cemetery is in the ownership of the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony since 1959.

SOURCES: University of Heidelberg, Alemannia Judaica and Historisches Handbuch, pages 257-306 (DNB)

 

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: II. Helmstedter Strasse 40, 38126

IN USE: From 1914 until the present.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 260 graves.

DOCUMENTATION:

PUBLICATIONS:

  • History by Schulze 2003, pages 9-15. Peter Schulze Collection (LBI).
  • Bein, Reinhard: Juden in Braunschweig 1900 - 1945 pub. 1983 Braunschweig : Dr. Döring pages 45-52. (DNB).

NOTE:

  • A memorial in memory of victims of the Jewish community of Braunschweig of the Nazy tyranny was erected in 1966
  • Vandalism was reported to have taken place in 1987.
  • The cemetery is in the ownership of the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony since 1959.

SOURCES: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 257-306 (DNB)

(Researched and translated May 2009)
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2009 18:23
 
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