SCHEDEN inc. DANKELSHAUSEN
SCHEDEN incorporating DANKELSHAUSEN: 37127 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (Gerz, Peters).
DISTRICT: Dransfeld, Landkreis Göttingen.
LOCATION OF CEMETERY:To the east of the village, Am Mühlenberg approx. here.
- Reported to have began in a small grove east of the village in around 1770. Last burial said to have taken place in 1881.
NUMBER OF GRAVESTONES: 28.
- The cemetery's ownership passed to the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony in 1960.
- In the early 1960s the badly neglected cemetery was restored by local Dankelshausen school children. Presently the cemetery is regularly cared for by the local Minister of the Protestant church.
SOURCE: University of Heidelberg and Historisches Handbuch, pages 443-447 (DNB).
(Researched and translated from German June 2009)