This cemetery has been occupied from 1796 until today. It has been the official Jewish cemetery in Bremen since 1803.
During the November pogroms 1938 on the night of November 9th to 10th, the Jewish cemetery was devastated; many graves were desecrated. The first destruction was cleared immediately after the end of the war. In 1952 the mourning hall was rebuilt and inaugurated; a memorial for the victims of the Jewish community was unveiled. The cemetery has been a listed building since 1978 . 
On August 3, 2010, the cemetery was desecrated by unknown perpetrators. 12 tombstones were knocked over. The then Mayor of Bremen Jens Böhrnsen : "I am always shocked that there are such idiots who have learned nothing and who want to provoke with such deeds."
- Jeanette Jakubowski: History of the Jewish cemetery in Bremen . Bremen 2002.
- Anne E. Dünzelmann , Dieter Fricke and Hartmut Müller : Bremen In: Herbert Obenaus (Ed. In collaboration with David Bankier and Daniel Fraenkel): Historical manual of the Jewish communities in Lower Saxony and Bremen . Volume 1 and 2 (1668 pp.), Göttingen 2005, pp. 308–343 (with 5 illustrations), ISBN 3-89244-753-5 .
- Hastedt. In: Overview of all projects for the documentation of Jewish grave inscriptions in the area of the Federal Republic of Germany; here: JEWISH CEMETERY IN BREMEN
- Jewish cemetery in Bremen-Hastedt
- History (March 2006)
- “The Jewish cemetery in Bremen Hastedt.” By Melanie Kiel and Stefanie Beckröge
- Jeanette Jakubowski: Additions to: Jeanette Jakubowski: History of the Jewish cemetery in Bremen. Bremen 2002
- The Jewish cemetery. In: Cemeteries in Bremen. bremen.online, accessed on February 21, 2010 .
- Gravestones in Bremen and around; here: cemetery Deichbruchstrasse Jewish community Bremen (project of MAUS. eV - DIE MAUS - Society for Family Research eV)
- The Jewish cemetery Bremen-Hastedt - picture gallery