WILHELMSHAVEN: Lower Saxony Print

Coat of arms of Wilhelmshaven

53°31′0″N 8°8′0″E. Wilhelmshaven is a coastal town in Lower Saxony on the western side of the Jade Bight, a bay of the North Sea. Wilhelmshaven is the centre of the "JadeBay" business region. Population: @ 330,000. The adjacent Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park (part of the Wattenmeer UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site). Wikipedia. [August 2012]

Synagogue and Holocaust Memorial: "This memorial, at the Synagogenplatz, remembers the synagoge which was built in 1915 and destroyed in the Reichskristallnacht, 9 November 1938. It also commemorates 113 Jews from Wilhelmshaven who were murdered in the Holocaust." [August 2012]

Holocaust Memorial: "This plaque is located at the entrance hall of the Küstenmuseum, whic[h] formely was the Jahnhalle. In the Reichskristalnacht, 9 November 1938, the Jewish men of Wilhelmshaven were brought together on this location, to be transported to Sachsenhausen concentration camp." Address: Weserstraße 58, Wilhelmshaven [August 2012]

Cemetery: 26382-26389 Lower Saxony
General names index. 45 tombstones (some not readable), 1908-1959 + 1 common grave for 54 WWII Russian victims. See book listed under Niedersachsen in General Section. Source: Tagger, Mathilde A. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography. Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.

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