Yesterday, we took a guided tour of the old Jewish cemetery in Dresden, organised by one of our project partners (Hatikva e.V.). This beautiful hidden place in Dresden Neustadt tells us a lot about the evolution of Jewish funeral customs, as well as the relations between Christians and Jews in the 18th and 19th century. One of many prominent people buried there was writer Wilhelm Wolfsohn. Born in Odessa and educated in Leipzig, he was fluent in seven languages. Wolfsohn was friends with Theodor Fontane, produced theatre plays and translated many pieces of Russian literature into German. He died in Dresden in 1865.


Anne Kleinbauer

Hillersche Villa gGmbH

Klieneberger Platz 1

02763 Zittau


phone: +49 3583 779622



Mo-Fr 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr



MAZEWA ist ein Projekt der Hillersche Villa gGmbH in Kooperation mit Vereinigung junger Freiwilliger Vjf e.V., European Heritage Volunteers,  Hatikva e.V. in Dresden, der jüdischen Gemeinde in Dresden, der jüdischen Gemeinde in Liberec, Besht Yeshiva Dresden e.V. und der Stadt Zittau.
MAZEWA wird im Rahmen des Projekts "JUGEND erinnert" gefördert durch die Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ (EVZ) und das Auswärtige Amt.