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Coat of arms of Arnsberg 51°23' N, 08°05' E, 29 miles ESE of Dortmund, in Hochsauerlandkreis. Jewish population: 140 (in 1821), 90 (in 1926). Arnsberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district. and location of the Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg's administration and one of the three local administration offices of the Hochsauerlandkreis. By the end of the Duchy of Westphalia, no Jews were permitted in Arnsberg. This changed with the transition of Hesse-Darmstadt . Jewish families first settled in 1810. In the first decades of the young Jewish community they used Hüsten cemetery.  Arnsberg was not part of the Hüstener kahal so conflict began. To avoid more conflicts, they created their own burial ground. Originally a plot was planned in Eichholz. However, in the following decades, the dead were still buried in Husten. Until 1847 it came to rest in the cemetery at the Old Kuhweg on Seltersberg, then far out of town.

Juden in Amberg - Juden in Bayern. Dieter Doerner. Date: 2003. at Princeton Univ. library, call no. DS 135 G4 A97 J8

Juden in Arnsberg. Eine Dokumentation. M.Gosmann, ed. 1991. ISBN:  3-928394-05-3. Publisher: Stadt Arnsberg
This is volume 18 of the "Staedtekundliche Schriftenreihe ueber die Stadt Arnsberg". Available at:  Leo Baeck Institute

Juedisches Kulturerbe in Nordrhein-WestfalenTeil V: Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg. Elfi Pracht-Joerns. 2005. 668 pages.
Publisher: J.P.Bachem Verlag GmbH. ISBN: 3-7616-1449-7

Juden in Arnsberg: eine Dokumentation (, 1991)


North Rhine-Westphalia (Gerz)

  • 59759, am Freigericht Cemetery:

59821, am Kuhwe Cemetery. City: Hochsauerlandkreis at Seltersberg, Kuhweg between No. 5 and 7. photos. cemetery photo [Sep 2012]

Used 1847 - 1938, but the last burial was 2008. 89 gravestones visible. Before 1847 Jews buried their dead in the Husten*.

1847 saw the first funeral held at the 15.07 Ar plot. At the first dead whose grave stone is still preserved, it was Caroline Neuwahl (born Eichwald).

Her grave stone bears a Hebrew on the front and on the back of a German inscription.

Until 1847, the cemetery at the Old Kuhweg on Seltersberg was then far out of town.

That same year saw the first funeral held at the 15.07 Ar plot.

The first gravestone still preserved is that of Caroline Neuwahl (born Eichwald).

Her gravestone bears Hebrew on the front and German on the back.During WWII, the cemetery was vandalized.

The cemetery was first officially still in possession of some Jewish citizens before 1886, he went all over the property of the Jewish community. In 1901, the municipality has created a cemetery regulations. Then there is not only the Jewish inhabitants of Arnsberg, but also from were Oeventrop and Freienohl buried. The cemetery was next to the synagogue is a central part of the community.


- Approximately 1975 - 2000 by Heritage Office (Photos)

- 1991 by City of Arnsberg (allocation list, occupancy, location map)

- History in Westphalia-Lippe 1987 , p.71.

- Assignment list, layout, history, map in Arnsberg, 1991 , pp. 47 - 48, 86 - 92, pp. 299 - 304, Appendix.

Karl Föster : The Jewish Cemetery in. Gosmann Michael (ed.): Jews in Arnsberg. A documentation (= Städtekundliche Series on the Arnsberg 18). Arnsberg, Arnsberg, 1991, ISBN 3-928394-05-3 , pp. 87-92.

  • 59795, Mendener Str. Cemetery

Old Husten* Cemetery: Moethe area, between the center and Josefstrasse. Used before 1857 - 1971. 43 visible gravestones.
- Approximately 1975 - 2000 by Heritage Office (Photos)
- 1994 by Michael Senger (allocation list, occupancy)
- 2002 by Mike Redel (copy, German inscriptions)

- History in Westphalia-Lippe 1987 , p.71
- Allocation list, occupancy in
Senger 1994 , pp. 364 - 372

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