Worms Jewish Cemetery

Worms, Germany

The Jewish Cemetery in Worms is usually called the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe. The Jewish community of Worms was established by the early eleventh century, and the oldest tombstone still legible dates from 1058/59. The cemetery was closed in 1911, when a new cemetery was inaugurated. Some family burials continued until the late 1930s. The older part contains still about 1300 tombstones, the newer part (on the wall of the former city fortifications, acquired after 1689, more than 1200.

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Founded: 1058
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Let's Play Horror Games (5 months ago)
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Let's Play Horror Games (5 months ago)
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Herz Mail (8 months ago)
Very historical place. Unfortunately currently closed for construction work.
Herz Mail (8 months ago)
Very historical place. Unfortunately currently closed for construction work.
Sandra Bruls (10 months ago)
Very special and emotional. Graves from about 1800 and older. Sometimes very bizarre in the way they stand. Also known rabbis. Sometimes with stones on the tombstone itself. You do this when you know him or are family. Just as we lay a flower, a stone is placed there instead of the gravestone. Also sometimes a sign on the gravestone of, for example, 2 hands. That was, for example, someone with a profession as manual worker. Very special and also knows scary
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