The Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany


The Entrance to the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany

The Jewish and Foreign Cemetery

A small part of the main cemetery in Dortmund is for the Jewish and foreign forced labourers. It lies next to the main cemetery but is part of it. Besides Jewish souls there are victims of the Nazi regime from all kind of Nationalities. Some died due to bombardments while performing forced labour in or near Dortmund. Others died due to mistreatment or were killed in Concentration camps.

Jewish Section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Jewish Section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Russian section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Russian section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Russian section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Russian section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Russian section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany

There are 5.095 Soviet victims and a memorial pillar for these men. There are 243 Polish with their names on a remembrance wall. 106 Yugoslavs, 30 men from Belgium, 15 Dutchmen, 7 Italians, 14 Frenchmen, and 188 others next to the Jewish victims. The cemetery is still in use by the Jewish community. The German fallen lie at the Main Cemetery on the other side of the road in the Hauptfriedhof Dortmund.

Polish Section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Polish Section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Polish Section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Yugolsav section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Yugolsav section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Yugolsav section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany
Yugolsav section on the Foreign Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery – Hauptfriedhof Dortmund, Germany

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The cemetery is open all year during daylight hours.

Map Hauptfriedhof Dortmund with Directions

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