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Moses Mendelssohn

  • Birth 6 Sep 1729 Dessau, Dessau-Roßlauer Landkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
  • Death 4 Jan 1786 Berlin, Germany
  • Burial Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  • Memorial ID 8859

Philosopher, philanthropist, ancestor of the composer Felix Mendelssohn and friend of the dramatist Lessing, who based on him his character 'Nathan the Wise'. The tombstone is inscribed on one side in Hebrew, on the other in German. The little pebbles on the stone are those left by visitors in accordance with Jewish tradition. This is the only memorial left on a site which was destroyed by the Gestapo.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8859
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Mendelssohn (6 Sep 1729–4 Jan 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8859, citing Alter Jüdischer Friedhof, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .