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.