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Coat of arms of Coesfeld Alternate names: Coesfeld [Ger], Koesfeld, Koosfelt. 51°56' N, 07°09' E, Capital of Kreis Coesfeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia. 21 miles W of Münster. Jewish population: 114 (in 1849), 57 (in 1933).

CEMETERY: 8653 North Rhine-Westphalia (Gerz).

Tilly, Heinz-Peter: "Juedische Friedhoefe im Kreisgebiet" In: Juden im Kreis Coesfeld/Kreis Coesfeld, Der Oberkreisdirektor-Coesfeld, 1990, S. 303-328. Source: AE [sic]

Coesfeld (Kreis)

Old Cemetery:

Court Ring [Gerichtsring] Osterwicker Str. Used 1678 - 1896. No visible stones. 13 gravestones of the old cemetery are now in New Cemetery. At this cemetery only one gravestone on the green strip between the parking lot of the VR-Bank Westmünsterland and the court ring exists. It was used by 1678 to1896. 13 gravestones of the old cemetery were deposited in the new cemetery. [Sept 2012]
- History in Westphalia-Lippe 1987 , p.38
- Inscriptions (Hebrew and before 1900), and translations in Coesfeld 1990 , pp. 311
- History in Handbook 2008 , pp. 271

New Cemetery:

Easter Wicker Street [Osterwicker Strasse] , number next to the house 77. Used from 1896 - 1995. 34 (+ 13 from the Old Cemetery) gravestones are visible. The cemetery is located out of town and is under monument protection. The cemetery was used for burials from 1896. The last burial took place in 1995. In the cemetery area 47 gravestones. On the central access road, the city Coesfeld established a Holocaust memorial stele. Another monument was dedicated on the 70th anniversary of the pogroms on 9 November 2008 and unveiled at the entrance to the cemetery next to the wrought-iron gate. Designed by Coesfelder architect Paul Schürmann, a bronze plate describes the cemetery history. In the same year the local club Coesfeld inventoried all the gravestones with photographs. [Sept 2012]
- Approximately 1975 - 2000 by Heritage Office (Photos)
- 2008 by the home club Coesfeld (Photos)
- History in Westphalia-Lippe 1987 , pp. 38
- Inscriptions (Hebrew and before 1900), and translations in Coesfeld 1990 , pp. 311-314
- History in Handbook 2008 , p.271

Klaus-Dieter Alicke. Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in German-speaking 3 vols. Gütersloh publishing house , Gütersloh, 2008, ISBN 978-3-579-08035-2 .

The New Jewish Cemetery in Coesfeld in Central Archives for the Study of the History of the Jews in Germany .

  • The Old Jewish Cemetery in Coesfeld the Central Archives for the Study of the History of the Jews in Germany .
  • The Working Group History of the Homeland Association Coesfeld New Cemetery 47 gravestones photographed by Heinz Lange. The photos and prints are in the city archives Coesfeld, the home club and the photographer.

    City Archives Coesfeld, (Archive manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Walkenbrückstr. 25 / 48653 Coesfeld

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