The Jewish Cemetery in Randers
This part of the database of the oldest Danish-Jewish funerals concerns the cemetery in Randers and is based mainly on the book by Julius Margolinsky "Jødiske Dødsfald i Danmark 1693-1976", Cph. 1978 pp. 534-68, and on his handwritten archive (see Allan Falk "Margoteket", JGS-Nyt Nr. 3 Vol. 5, September 2008). All photos in this part has - unless something else is indicated - been taken by TB in September 2010.
The cemetery is located on the corner of Udbyhøjvej and Østervangsvej west of the Christian cemetary Skt. Martins Østre Kirkegård. The entrance is found from Udbyhøjvej through Martins Østre Kirkegård to the north-eastern corner of the cemetery.
Fig. 1.: The cemetary seen from Udbyhøjvej
Fig. 2.: The cemetary seen from the entrance.
The cemetery came into use 1807 and is with its 358 known burials the second largest one outside Copenhagen, only exceeded by Fredericia. Including also an estimated number of unknown burials, Randers however is also exceeded by the more than 100 years older cemetery of Nakskov. The Jewish community of Randers existed until 1920 where the synagogue was given up.
Tom Brøndsted, Aalborg Nov. 2010