Sunday, December 20, 2009

Berlin's oldest Jewish cemetery renovated

Renovation work on Berlin's oldest Jewish cemetery has been finished with the reinstallation of 20 tombstones.

The cemetery was built in 1672 by Jews who had found refuge in Berlin after being chased from Vienna. The famous German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn was buried here in 1786.

After the cemetery's destruction during the Nazi era, gravestones were kept at a different cemetery for years. (AP)



Click here to read the entire article and here to visit JewishGen Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

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