Jewish cemetery (Grebenau)

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Jewish cemetery in Grebenau
Single tombstone

The Jewish cemetery in Grebenau , a town in the Vogelsbergkreis in Hesse , was established at the end of the 18th century. The Jewish cemetery , located on a slope in a meadow valley surrounded by forest, is a protected architectural monument .


The dead of the Jewish community in Grebenau were initially buried in the Jewish cemetery in Angenrod . The cemetery in Grebenau was probably created in the second half of the 18th century. Today there are still around 120 grave sites. The cemetery area covers 28.31  acres .

Between the old and the new part there is a memorial stone with a Star of David and the inscription: “Look and see whether a pain is like the pain that was done to me. Lamentations Chapter 1, Verse 12. This memorial is dedicated to the memory of our 44 Jewish fellow citizens who fell victim to the brutality of the Nazi regime between 1938 and 1945. Erected as a memorial in 1975 ”.


  • Klaus-Dieter Alicke: Lexicon of the Jewish communities in the German-speaking area. Volume 1: Aach - Groß-Bieberau. Gütersloher Verlagshaus, Gütersloh 2008, ISBN 978-3-579-08077-2 ( online version ).

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Commons : Jüdischer Friedhof Grebenau  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 50 ° 44 ′ 22.6 "  N , 9 ° 28 ′ 57.3"  E