NORDEN: 26506 Lower Saxony (Gerz)
NORDEN: Ost (east) Friesland
In 1988, in Norden, a monument was dedicated at the site of the former synagogue which was destroyed on Kristalnacht. In preparation for the visit, the cemetery was cleaned up and in doing so, some very old and previously unrecorded grave stones were uncovered. I assisted the Godekins and their group in putting together the wording in Hebrew and German of a memorial stone for the Jewish cemetery in Norden which will list the names of all the former Jews of Norden who were killed in the Shoah. Although difficult to translate and get the right meaning, the wording in English is approximately: "Father of Compassion, Who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine Presence for the souls of those who were murdered through the hands of the German oppressors. May the Master of Mercy bind their souls in the Bond of Life together with the other righteous men and women in the Garden of Eden."
|Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2011 15:44|