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Coat of arms of Bad Godesberg50°41′0″N 7°9′0″E. 4 miles SSE of Bonn. Since 1969, a district of Bonn. Alternate names: Bad Godesberg [Ger], Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Godesberg [Ger, until 1925]. 1933 Jewisjh population: 121. Bad Godesberg is a municipal district of Bonn, southern North Rhine-Westphalia. From 1949 to 1990 (while Bonn was the capital of West Germany), the majority of foreign embassies to Germany were located in Bad Godesberg.

Elfi Pracht: Jewish Heritage in North Rhine - Westphalia. Part I. Region of Cologne. Cologne 1997, p 487 (contributions to the art and architectural monuments in the Rhineland, Vol 34.1), ISBN 3-7616-1322-9

Photos of individual gravestones and overview. [Sep 2012]

BAD GODESBERG: 53173 North Rhine-Westphalia (Gerz)

Judischer Friedhof Mehlem Cemetery: (1868-1941) photo. photo. Ot. Mehlen, Im Kachelsberg. Located on a hill (Rodderberg) at Oberaustrasse/Levystrasse near Rolandsbogen overlooking the Rhine Valley. Several members of the families Eltzbacher, Levy and Marx are buried at this location. The oldest of the 35 preserved gravestones dates from 1868, the last 1941. The Mehlem Jewish cemetery is not publicly accessible. Since 1935 Mehlem is a district of Bad Godesberg that in 1969 became a part of Bonn. The  synagoge of the Jewish community in Mehlem, destroyed by Nazis on November 10, 1938, was buildt on Meckenheimer Strasse in 1874 on land that belonged to the brothers Abraham and Cossmann Levy.The master butcher Joseph Levy, son of  Cossmann Levy, was killed by the SS in June 1935. [Source with pictures Sep 2012]

Alter Friedhof (1703-1901): After WWII, 33 gravestones from this cemetery were discovered in Bad Godesberg at the foot of Godesberg (originally called Woudensberg /Wodensberg, i.e. Mount Wodan). The cemetery, apparently destroyed by the Nazis, was primarily located on the SE side of Godesberg and was used 1730 to 1895, 1901. The gravestones were reinstalled a near here on a site at Aennchenstrasse. Today known as Bad Godesberg old Jewish cemetery now is nly a memorial. The gravestones have Hebrew or Hebrew/German inscriptions. [Source with pictures Sep 2012]

Neuer Friedhof (1895-1957): The new Bad Godesberg Jewish cemetery is a section (IV) of  Burgfriedhof (castle cemetery) with many beautiful last resting places of celebrities and popular people. The cemetery also located on Godesberg below of the Chapel of St. Michael today counts 53 gravestones and was used by the Bad Godesberg Jewish community 1895 -1980. Some people that found their final resting place at this location are: Rosa Spiegel, born Mayer; Erich Weil; Margot Weil, born Spiegel; Max Oster; Family David Daniel (David Daniel, Jeanette Daniel, born Gehr, Frieda Daniel, Helene Scheuer, born Daniel, Josef Daniel, Verona Hartoch, born Daniel); Abraham Marx; Eva Marx, born Jülich; Max Mayer; Amalia Sommer, born Levy and Hildegard Schott, born Jacobi. The last person buried at the cemetery was Margot Weil, born Spiegel (2,3,1905/9.12.1998), the wife of Erich Weil who had died 21 months earlier on 31.3.1997. [Source with pictures Sep 2012]

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