Braunschweig Cemetery for Forced Laborers

This is a list of names of forced laborers who were buried in the local cemetery of Braunschweig, Germany

· General Information About the List
· What is in the database
· Acknowledgements
· Searching the Database

General Information About the List

As in most parts of Germany, Braunschweig's industries utilized large numbers of forced laborers/prisoners, Jews and non-Jews, often securing them from concentration camps. Many of these workers died from various diseases or simply from exhaustion or starvation, and they were buried locally. In some cases the persons buried there were listed, in others not.

Ossie Schonfeld of Brooklyn had been deported from Czechoslovakia with his father, Abraham, to Auschwitz, and then to forced labor in Braunschweig. Abraham died there and, many years later, Ossie decided to go to Braunschweig and locate the cemetery. He did so and found the names of others who had died there. Exact dates of death are not known. The list appeared in The Jewish Press on August 18, 1995, and is reproduced from there.

What is in the Database

This database contains six fields:

There are 217 records.


The file was submitted by Peter D. Lande

Thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible. Special thanks to Susan King, Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy. Particular thanks to the Research Division headed by Joyce Field and the volunteer project coordinators.

Peter Lande
October, 2003

Searching the Database

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Last updated 15 Feb 2004 by MFK