Jüdischer Friedhof Schönhauser Allee Berlin, Germany
Schönhauser Allee 22
At the beginning of the 19th century, Berlin was still encircled by a medieval city wall. All cemeteries were situated in front of the city gates, as too was the Jewish cemetery. Established in 1827, it was located directly in front of Schönhauser Gate. Although the Nazis themselves did not completely destroy the cemetery, it was heavily damaged by fighting on the ground and an allied bomb, whose crater was converted into a mass grave during World War II. The cemetery contains the graves of a number of well-known people including Bismarck's Minister of Finance Gerson von Bleichröder, composer Giacomo Meyerbeer, painter Max Liebermann and publisher Ullstein. Small stones are placed on the graves as a mark of respect. All the graves here are numbered, just like they are in all Jewish cemeteries, and if you look hard, you'll still be able to find grave no. 1! Please make sure to cover your head when visiting the cemetery.
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