|Photos of the Jewish cemetery in Unsleben, Bavaria|
|Unsleben is the small isolated
town in German-speaking Bavaria from which 15 Jews came
to Cleveland in 1839. We date the founding of our Jewish
community to their arrival
On April 13, 2015 we received the email shown below, with four attached photos.
We have posted all four photos below,
with thanks to Kindra Shecter and her husband Marc
Shecter who took them They have given permission for
their use and furnished caption text.
This view from the cemetery looks
west, toward the Village of
Unsleben. The cemetery is about a mile
east of the town.
See it on Google Maps.
The sign on the cemetery gate cautions
that the site is under the protection of the Village of
Unsleben. Anyone who damages it or creates mischief will
The site has not been
rebuilt, but it has been recently maintained. For
example, the grass around the site has been mowed,
several trees which were growing inside the walls have
been cut down, the grass and weeds inside the walls have
The graves which were damaged by the
Nazis remain damaged. Many are anonymous, many have
cracked plaques. Most of the tombstones show their
age, and some plant growth peeks through cracks. But
it is a very lovely and peaceful site.
|For a drone view of this cemetery, posted in 2016 by Israeli Moshe Cain click here.|