Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Berlin where Moses Mendelssohn is buried

Alter Jüdischer Friedhof Berlin - Mitte – © visitberlin.de / Koch

The Old Jewish Cemetery on Grosse Hamburger Strasse is the oldest cemetery for Berlin's Jewish community after the Judenkiewer in Spandau. In the area around the current entrance, a plaque marks the site of an old people's home from 1844. The cemetery contains the grave of Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786), a philosopher and the forefather of Jewish Enlightenment. The cemetery was built in 1672 and destroyed during the Second World War. The site was used as a holding place for Jews before their deportation to concentration camps. The reopening of the cemetery was celebrated at the end of 2008. It is estimated that a total of around 12,000 Jewish citizens lie buried here.

Digital guide-system

Visitors may discover the historic Jewish cemeteries with the aid of a digital guide-system, downloadable by a QR code, in English and in German language. It provides information about the history of the cemeteries, about selected graves and the interred persons. You'll find the information on www.juedische-friedhoefe-berlin.de, too. The guide-system includes the Jewish cemeteries in the Große Hamburger Straße, in Schönhauser Allee and in Weißensee.

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Große Hamburger Straße 26-27
10115 Berlin Mitte

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