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Jewish cemetery Cologne
The Jewish Cemetery in Cologne-Bocklemünd
The Jewish Cemetery in Cologne-Bocklemünd is a Jewish burial site since 1918, many of its tombstones are noted for their extravagant artistic designs.
The cemetery is located in the Venloer Straße district and covers an area of about 45,000 square meters. It was established in 1918, when the Jewish community in Cologne needed a new cemetery to replace the overcrowded cemetery in Deutz.
The cemetery is home to about 2,800 gravestones, which are designed in a variety of styles and materials. Many of the gravestones are decorated with elaborate carvings, including Stars of David, menorahs, and other Jewish symbols.
The cemetery is a place of remembrance and reflection for the Jewish community in Cologne. It is also a popular tourist destination, as it offers a glimpse into the history and culture of the Jewish community in Cologne.
- The cemetery is divided into two sections: the older section, which dates from the early 20th century; and the newer section, which dates from the late 20th century.
- The cemetery is home to a variety of Jewish symbols, including the Star of David, the menorah, and the shofar.
- The cemetery is also the site of a number of historical events, including the deportation of Jews from Cologne during the Holocaust.
Visiting the cemetery
The Jewish Cemetery in Cologne-Bocklemünd is open to the public for visits. There is a small museum on the site that provides information about the history of the cemetery.