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April 24, 1804 the Jews of Assens were permitted to hold services in a special room.

In 1789 the first Jew, Nathan Epstein, settled in Assens, in 1793 Moses Nathan (aka Frankfurter) and in 1795 Aron Larsch. In 1801 Isac Moses Warburg was granted "borgerskab" (citizenship) as a merchant and in 1804 Jonas Wulff Seligmann became a citizen. A small synagogue was established in the latter's house in 1824 and May 28, 1825, permission was given to establish a cemetery.

Assens Jewish Cemetery

The Cemetery is situated on "Kildebakken" - previously named "Jødebakken" (~ The Jew Hill) - next to the towns old "Assistents"-cemetery,

The first to be buried in Asses Jewish Cemetery was schächter Benjamin Samuel Nayberg, who died November 24, 1827.There is no tombstone on his grave, and of the 47 graves in the cemetery 22 have no tombstones. In 1914 the last to be buried here was Miss Josefine Regine Kalmer, born 1853 in Hjørring, and died in Hellerup (northern suburb of Copenhagen).

As there is no longer a Jewish community in Assens, Assens Town Council is in charge of the cemetery and it's maintenance, which is partly paid for by interests of a legacy founded by the former Jewish community.

The List of burials in Assens' Jewish Cemetery has been removed because all those burials can now be found on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

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