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BUNDE, Ostfriesl: 26831 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Leer.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Leege Weg.

IN USE: From 1874 until 1932 (last funeral).

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 30 gravestones remaining.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • 1977 photographs of all gravestones with inscriptions and translations by Groningen.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Herbert Reyer und Martin Tielke: Frisia Judaica, Beitraege zur Geschichte der Juden in Ostfriesland pub. Aurich, Verlag Ostfriesische Landschaft, 1988, on pages 167-168. (LBI).
  • Karel Jongeling: Joodse begraafplaatsen in Groningen en Oost-Friesland pub Groningen 1977 (in Dutch) Vol. 2 pages 114-123 (LBI).

NOTES:

  • Initially, this Jewish community used the collective cemetery in Smarlingen, then the cemetery of the community in Neuschanz/Nieuwe in the Netherlands, until they were able to establish their own burial ground above in 1874.
  • The cemetery was vandalised in 1941. Restorations undertaken in 1956, 1970 and 1979. The Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony acquired ownership in 1960. Care and maintenance is in the hands of a local market garden since 1975.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 380-384 (DNB).

(Researched and translated from German May 2009)

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