|Köpenicker Strasse 131|
Postal Code: 12355
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Also known as the Friedhof Berlin Rudow, which leads to confusion, because there is another Friedhof in Rudow managed by a Lutheran congregation.
This city owned and managed cemetery has been in use since 1856. Before 1920 known as the "Alleequartiersfriedhof". It covers an area of 10,634 square meters (2.6 acres). It is non-denominational. The original old part is south of the chapel. The newer part is north. In the middle of the old part is a war memorial, dedicated to the civilian victims of both World Wars. Located in Sec. 14 in the newer part is a war grave plot for mostly civilian victims of WW II.
Please note that the final resting places in Germany are not eternal, due to lack of space. This cemetery has a "period of repose" of 20 years. Once the time is up for a renewal of the "lease" the cemetery administration will place a small sticker on the gravestone to alert the family to contact the office of the cemetery. Unless the family of the deceased pays for another period of 20 years, or the grave is of historical importance (in that case the city of Berlin will carry the costs), it will be leveled and re-used. Leftover stones will be collected and eventually crushed and used as gravel in road construction.