Frankfurt am Main
Postal Code: 60311
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Linie 11 Battonnstraße, Bus 30/36 Börneplatz
The cemetery served the Jewish community from 1270 until 1828 and consists of 11,850 m² or 2.93 acres. It is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Germany after the one in Worms. At the beginning of the 20th Century there were approximately 7000 headstones in the cemetery. In November 1942 mayor Friedrich Krebs, a member of the Nazi party ordered the destruction of the cemetery, today only a small portion of the cemetery is still in the original condition.
The Alter Jüdischer Friedhof located on Rat-Beil-Straße opened next to the Haupfriedhof in 1828 to replace this one.
As a memorial to the Jewish citizens from Frankfurt who were murdered during the Holocaust, 11,134 small tablets were placed on the outer wall in 1996. Each one engraved with their name, dates and place of death if known.