|BALVE: North Rhine-Westphalia|
51°20′0″N 7°52′0″E, 249.3 miles WSW of Berlin. Balve is a town in the Märkischer Kreis district in Hönnetal, a narrow valley created by the river Hönne, which is near the Sorpesee, formerly part of Balve, and at the north end of the Sauerland, near Dortmund. The town was established in 1975 with several divisions including Balve, Beckum, and Eisborn. The many caves in the Hönnetal include the Balver Höhle at Helle, a large cave used for cultural events such as concerts, stage acting and an annual 's festival, and the Reckenhöhle, a cave 1,478 ft in length that has flowstone. The only surviging 18th-century blast furnace that is still in workable condition situated close to the 14th-century castle Schloss Wocklum. A predecessor cemetery was opened in 1718; its location is unknown.
58802 North Rhine-Westphalia (Gerz)
Story in German: "Jewish graves are created for eternity" and photo.
Balve city, county Märkischer at Dechant - Ameckeweg. Used 1868 - 1935. 394 square meters. 6 gravestones visible. The burial ground was established in 1972, sold by the city to the Catholic Parish. A previously unused cemetery was opened in Balve probably in 17-18th century. The first gravestone dates from 1718. The last burial was 1935. photos. [Sept 2012]
Hartmut Stratmann, Günter Birkmann: Jewish Cemeteries in Westphalia and Lippe dkv the small Verlag, Dusseldorf, 1987. ISBN 3-924166-15-3
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