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By Herbert Obenaus, David Bankier, Daniel Fraenkel, Andrea Baumert
Published by Wallstein Verlag, 2005
ISBN 3892447535, 9783892447535
2 vols - illustr. and a map - 1668 pages

As of 13 May 2009, this volume is available (with some pages missing) online at:

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

Thanks to Joachim Mugdan, Fritz Neubauer and H. Peter Sinclair for their invaluable assistance in locating this resource.


]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Wed, 13 May 2009 16:26:56 +0000
ACHIM ACHIM near Bremen: 28832 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).


LOCATION OF CEMETERY: An der Eisenbahn road.

IN USE: From 1867 until 1935.



  • 1985 copies of German gravestone inscriptions, photographs and listing of graves by Klaus-Peter Schulz, Osterholz District Folk Museum.
  • Between 1993 and 1995 complete cemetery documentation by Andreas Voß and Günter Schmidt-Bollmann by order of the Verden District Archives.


SOURCE: University of Heidelberg.

(Researched and translated from German March 2009)

Title: Historisches Handbuch der juedischen Gemeinden in Niedersachsen und Bremen; see pp. 83-87 by Antje Naujoks
    Author: Herbert Obenaus et al, eds.
    Publication Date: 2005
    No. of Pages: 1,688
    Publisher: Wallstein Verlag, Goettingen
    Comments: ISBN 3-89244-753-5

]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:02:28 +0000
ADELEBSEN ADELEBSEN: 37139 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Göttingen (Goettingen).

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: On the Judenberg Langestrasse 105.

IN USE: Possibly as early as from 1719 until 1948. Oldest datable gravestone 1737.



  • 1984/1985 copies of all gravestone inscriptions with translations of some these by Prof. Berndt Schaller.
  • Juden in Südniedersachsen: Geschichte, Lebensverhältnisse, Denkmäler - Beiträge zu einer Tagung am 10. November 1990 in Göttingen; ed. Rainer Sabelleck pub. 1994 by Hahn, Hanover, 227 pages (DNB).
  • This cemetery was extended in 1834 and again in 1884.


  • The cemetery has been owned by the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony since 1955. Renovations were carried out in 1961, 1974/5, 1981 and 2000. More than 200 gravestones are still in place, although some are badly weathered or damaged. The last burial took place in 1948, that of Noa Rothschild.


(Researched and translated from German March 2009).

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]]> (Jason Hallgarten) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Fri, 09 Jan 2009 07:53:07 +0000
AERZEN AERZEN: 31855 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Hameln-Pyrmont.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Reherweg - Kasselbreite.

N USE: From 1897 until 1927.


  • Some of the 7 remaining gravestones from an originally much larger number are severely damaged..



  • The Jewish communities living the Aerzen area used two cemeteries: those from Hermeringen buried their Dead in the "Hupenkamp" cemetery in Hemeringen whilst those living in Aerzen, Gross Berkel and Reher used the larger cemetery on the "Kasselbreite" for their last resting place.
  • The cemetery on Kasselbreite is said to have had at least 40 well preserved gravestones prior to the Nazi era. During the November 1938 pogrom the majority of these gravestones were either destroyed and/or possibly used for house and road construction. The Hupenkamp cemetery was also vandalised in 1938.
  • The Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony is the owner of the cemetery since 1960.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg, Bernard Gelderblom and Historisches Handbuch, pages 97-103 (DNB).

(Researched and translated from German May 2009)

]]> (Jason Hallgarten) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Fri, 09 Jan 2009 07:55:30 +0000
AHLDEN AHLDEN (ALLER): 29693 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Soltau-Fallingbostel.


IN USE: From 1832 (oldest datable gravestone) until 20th century.



  • 2000 grave register by Harald Storz.


  • This is a very small, grass covered rectangular cemetery, surrounded by a hedge. A gap in the hedge is the entrance. Most gravestones carry Hebrew inscriptions. It is the property of the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony since 1955.
  • The inscriptions were removed from three of the most recent gravestones.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 103-108 (DNB).

(Researched and translated from German February 2009)

]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:04:09 +0000

ALFELD (Leine) incorporating WETTENSEN: 31061 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Hildesheim.


  • Take right fork opposite Siebenbergstraße 2. Cemetery is about 700 yards along footpath, on the right side, close to the woods.


  • Last burial in the Jewish cemetery about 1.5 miles north of Wettensen took place in 1880. Thereafter the local non-Jewish Alfeld cemetery was used for burials.




  • By 1910 the Jewish cemetery in Wettensen was in an extremely neglected state. By the end of the 1920s only 20 graves were recognisable as such and only 2 gravestones dating from the mid-18th century had remained in their original position.

  • The first Jew being resident in Alfeld was recorded in 1358. Wettensen was incorporated into Alfeld in 1830. From the early 20th century there were no Jews left in Wettesen. The care of the cemetery has been in the hands of the city of Alfeld since 1986.

  • Sometime after WW2, the graves in which Jews had been buried in the non-Jewish Alfeld cemetery were flattened for unknown reasons.

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historishes Handbuch, pages 108-114 (DNB).

(Researched and translated from German January 2010).


]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:04:48 +0000
ALTHAREN ALTHAREN: 49733 Lower Saxony (Gerz)
Cemetery no longer exists.  See HAREN (Ems).
]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:05:36 +0000
AMELSEN AMELSEN: 37586 Lower Saxony (Gerz)
LOCATION: Feldmark Str. nach Markoldendorf.
]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:06:06 +0000
ANSTETTEN ANSTETTEN: Augsburg district Lower Saxony
Has a newer Augsburg district Jewish cemetery. Source: Arthur Obermayer, 239 Chestnut Street, West Newton, MA 02165; Fax (617) 244-2496; Tel (617) 244-2398
]]> (Jason Hallgarten) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Fri, 09 Jan 2009 08:14:32 +0000
ARHOLZEN ARHOLZEN: 37627 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).

DISTRICT: Holzminden.

LOCATION OF CEMETERY: Arholzen, im Paulskampe.

IN USE: From 1852 until 1927.

NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: Between 7 and 10.



  • Jüdische Friedhöfe im Landkreis Holzminden by Jörg Mitzkat; Andrew Schäfer. Pub. Holzminden : Mitzkat 1997. 64 pages illustrated. ISBN 3-931656-03-9 (DNB)

SOURCE: University of Heidelberg

(Researched and translated from German February 2009)

]]> (Peter Strauss) NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY) Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:06:36 +0000