The size of the graveyard
The area today is marked by high natural cover, so that it is silhouetted against its adjoining environment.

East elevation of the Jewish graveyard (2004)  
  South elevation of the Jewish graveyard (2004)


The proportions shown in the sketch lead to the persuasion that the area of the graveyard is rather big.

Nevertheless, taking a look at pictures from the 1950s, one will recognize that the graveyard has been a lot smaller.

The spiles of the former fence were put up in a distance of about 1 meter to the burial ground.

There were no deciduos trees beyond the fence, so there was a clear view on the graveyard.


  Even though the piles from the picture takin in the 1950’s don’t exist anymore, one can still see that the clades of the hedge still make a line. Those trees were obviously put up for an additional boundary. (Photo: East elevation) 
The course of the hedge is recognizable in to the south, too.

Taking a look at the ground conditions, one can see that the burial ground is situated higher.(in the left half of the picture)


  This presumption is approved by a photo taken in the 1950’s.

Hence the following results arise:

The area of the graveyard that was built in the 1920’s was a small fenced property, that was free of deciduos tees. Todays afforestation simulates a way bigger area, 2900 square meters. Therefore the graveyard was raised up on a field and bordered by a fence. The tree population beyond the former borders of the graveyard, that is visible today, got there in the 1960’s. They chose trees that gain height rather fast. The analysis of the tree population that was made by the teacher for biology, Mrs. Krötz, supports our thesis. A beech grove developed in between the original area of the graveyard and the one today. It is to be seen as a forest of succession, viz: The tree population spread unopposed and nobody took care of it. The tree’s growing stage match the course of about 40 years. To the south of the outskirt area poplars outperform the beech grove population. This is due to the trait that poplars are fast-growing trees.

Along the path cottonwood was planted; todays cementery is surrounded by a little beech grove (on the left).