Places » The New Jewish Cemetery

eingestellt am 05.12.2016 von QM Johannstadt, zuletzt geändert am 01.02.2017

The New Jewish Cemetery was opened on June 2nd, 1867. The mourning hall, erected the year before and designed by architect Ernst Giese, was set as a central focal point on the cemetery’s central axis. That same year saw its first funeral and burial. Following the closure in 1870 of the Old Jewish Cemetery on Pulsnitzer Straße in Neustadt, further burials took place here.

The persecution, expulsion and murder of Dresden’s Jews began with the ascension to power of the National Socialist dictatorship in 1933. This history is reflected by many of the cemetery’s gravestones. During the bombings of February 13, 1945, the grounds and mourning hall were heavily hit. On the foundation walls of the hall, a new building was constructed in 1950 and served as a Synagogue. This function is now served by the New Synagogue on Hasenberg, built in 2001, though the old hall is still used by those in mourning. Due in part to the influx of Jewish people from the former Soviet Union since the 1990s, and in part to the Jewish law that proclaims the eternal nature of gravesites, the capacity of the grounds was eventually exceeded. The New Jewish Cemetery was dedicated on November 12th, 2014.

Where you can find us:
Fiedlerstraße 3, 01307 Dresden
Phone: 0351-4593317

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Hours of operation:
Sunday through Friday
Varying in Summer and Winter

Please contact:
Wolodymyr Zhakin, Director
Alexander Nachama, Rabbi

Photo: HATiKVA e.V.