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Jewish Cemetery

Bern already had a Jewish cemetery in the Middle Ages; In 1377 it was mentioned as a kilchhof and in 1458 as a Jewish churchyard. It was located where the east wing of the federal parliament building (Bundeshaus) stands today and was acquired piecemeal by the iInsel cloister from 1323 onwards in the course of the expulsion of the Jews from Bern, which was completed in 1427.

A Jewish community did not exist in Bern again until 1848. As in the case of the Jewish community in Basel, the deceased were initially buried in Hegenheim in Alsace, until the cemetery near today's Stade de Suisse Wankdorf was opened on September 5, 1871.



















Memorial to the Shoah

The memorial was created in 1988 in honor of the victims of the Shoah based on a design by Oskar Weiss.

You can find more information about the cemetery at  Wikipedia  or on  Alemannia Judaica.

Source: Wikipedia


Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 09:00 - 18:00, Friday 09:00 - 16:00, Saturday and Jewish holidays closed.



Please contact the secretariat of the JGB:

031 381 49 92 or  info(at)

Secretariat opening hours: Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 11.00


Process of the funeral service

(see leaflet)

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