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Bielsko-Biała

Stary Cmentarz Ewangelicki w Bielsku-Białej

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Old Evangelical Cemetery in Bielsko-Biała - closed Evangelical cemetery located in Bielsko-Biała, on Andrzeja Frycza-Modrzewskiego street on the so-called Bielsko-Biała. It was founded in February 1833 on the property offered by the soapy Gottlieb Klimke. The decision to build it was accelerated by the cholera epidemic that struck Bielsko in 1831. Earlier, both Evangelicals and Catholics were buried in the common cemetery at the Holy Trinity Church. In the 1860s, it was enlarged greatly to the east. In 1911, the New Evangelical Cemetery was opened on November, but burials in the old cemetery were made until World War II. Probably later, victims of the Security Office were illegally buried here. After 1945, the cemetery was regularly destroyed, and the communist authorities even demanded the removal of German-speaking tombstones. Descendants of people buried in the cemetery to save tombstones had to devastate them, for example by painting with paint, forging old inscriptions or overturning the tombstone with inscriptions to the ground. Few of them after 1989 were restored by the city. The cemetery consists of seven sectors. A neo-gothic gate with three arcades leads to it, built in 1863. The oldest preserved tombstone comes from 1857. The most representative part of the necropolis is the Aleja Zasłużonych, running from south to north, where the richest and most deserving inhabitants of the city found their resting place. In the Old Evangelical Cemetery in Bielsko-Biała there are: * city's mayors, eg Karl Ferdinand Sennewaldt, Moritz Scholz or Heinrich Hofmann * distinguished pastors, eg Josef František Schimko, Karl Samuel Schneider and Theodor Haase * industrialists, e.g. Gustav Förster and Hermann Schneider * social activists, eg Theodor Sixt * scholars, eg Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur closed for over 70 years, the necropolis is an enclave of wild nature in the city center. Monumental trees entwined by ivy and other vines grow here. Tombstones, walls and cemetery alleys are covered with numerous plant species. It is also an oasis for birds (especially during the breeding season) and small mammals. [source: Wikipedia, 1470875]
confessionProtestantism
type of the cemeteryReligious
state of the cemeteryClosed
[source: Wikipedia, 1470875]
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