|BRAKEL: North Rhine-Westphalia|
51°43' N, 09°11' E, 50 miles SSW of Hannover, 18 miles E of Paderborn, in Kreis Höxter, E North Rhine-Westphalia. Jewish population: 174 (1843), 101 (1905). Solomon Bibo, who was the only non-Native American to lead a tribe, was born here.
CEMETERY: 33034 North Rhine-Westphalia (Gerz)
Old Cemetery: In Brakel, Höxter between Siekbach Klöckerstrasse and today's primary school grounds and residential area located in front to the east. Used about mid-18th to mid-19th century. No visible gravestones.
New Cemetery: City Brakel, Höxter on the slopes of Mount Hembser. Used from 1854 - 1949. About 230 gravestones are visible. photos. Destroyed by the Nazis, the site is restored. Jewish community first documented in 1704. In 1829 in the center of town, a synagogue was built. The present cemetery on Hembser Berg, created in 1853, had a precursor in the area of today's Klöckerstraße. The first burial in the cemetery took place in 1854 and the last in 1949. In 2005, the town documented of the grave inscriptions with photographs of the grave stones together. This documentation was created out of the need, the interested readers to imagine the Jewish cemetery on the Mount Hembser in Brakel and capture the individual gravesites in words and pictures. The compilation is below as a PDF document (about 8.6 MB) can be downloaded.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2012 15:04|