Scandinavia Special Interest Group (SIG)


Jewish cemeteries in Copenhagen, Denmark (1694 - 1915)


JewishGen’s Online Worldwide Burial Registry

Elias Levin, a 91-years Dane, has given permission to the Scandinavia SIG to digitize his four first books for the OWBR.

The four books cover the period 1694 - 1915. The persons buried come from most of Europe - some of the first families were Sephardim - particularly in the first two centuries, later (from 1880) from Eastern Europe.

Elias Levin, has since his return from Theresienstadt worked on photographing, transliterating, indexing and publishing the tombstones on the Jewish cemeteries in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This has till now resulted in five books:

  1. "Den gamle jødiske begravelsesplads i Møllegade 1694-1994”. (Vol. I & II). Copenhagen, 1994. (Registry of burials on the old cemetery the so-called Northern or Moellegade Cemetery).
  2. “Jødiske Gravstene 1886-1915 på Mosaisk Vestre Begravelsesplads” (Jewish tombstones 1886-1915 on Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark). Copenhagen, 1986. Registry of all burials from 1886-1900 (Vol. I) and 1900-1915 (Vol. II) on new cemetery (Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery)
  3. "Jødiske Gravstene 1991-1999 på Mosaisk Vestre begravelsesplads” (Jewish tombstones 1991-1999 on Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark). Copenhagen, 2000. Registry of all burials from 1991-1998.

It is a work in progress as he is still working on the project that he has taken upon himself. He is preparing a new book on burials 1999 and 2000, and at the same time he is trying to fill out the gap between 1915-1991. There are published listings of the burials but not with photos of the tombstones. He is planning on publishing the listings with photos and other genealogical information from the vital records.

You can read more about the cemeteries in Copenhagen (and see some photos) as well as listings of surnames of those buried there on the Scandinavia SIGs website or yo can go directly to: the webpage for cemeteries in Copenhagen

We need your help, please support this project!

If you want to help fund the project you can go to the JewishGen-erosity website for the Scandinavia SIG Projects where you will find the necessary information. You can pay by credit card (Discover, MasterCard, VISA, American Express), by ACH if you are a US resident, by fax, or you can print out the contribution form and send it with a check to the address also found on the page (but remember to state that it is for Scandinavia SIG).

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The estimated price for all available material is 300 US$.

Vital Records Project

Is proceeding slowly but steadily! It is a very time-consuming job.

Eventually more than 100 years of births, marriages, and deaths in Denmark - there are some records dating back 200-300 years! - will be available for online search.

The donations received till now have rendered it possible to buy a number of the microfiches - and, naturally, we will start with those. But donations are still needed in order to buy the rest.

Thanks to JewishGen the Scandinavia SIG has no expenses for administration. JewishGen absorbs the cost. This means that the full amount of all contributions will go to the project.

However, there are credit card fees to be paid or bank charges for cashing foreign checks. These expenses - as well as administrative costs etc. - are borne by JewishGen.
So if you can afford it, a contribution to JewishGen will be greatly appreciated.

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