Moses Mendelssohn


Moses Mendelssohn Famous memorial

Dessau, Stadtkreis Dessau-Roßlau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death 4 Jan 1786 (aged 56)
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Burial Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 8859 View Source

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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  • Added: 13 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8859
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Mendelssohn (6 Sep 1729–4 Jan 1786), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8859, citing Alter Jüdischer Friedhof, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find a Grave .