Sunday, December 30, 2012

(Greece) Lost Jewish Headstones Found In Greece

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Greek police said December 20  that 668 fragments of marble headstones and other fragments from Jewish graves destroyed during the Nazi occupation in World War II have been recovered from a plot of land in Thessaloniki Greece. Thessaloniki is Greece's second largest city. The headstones found are dated
from the mid-1800's until World War II. The engraving includes occupations as well as the name of the deceased.  An estimated 60,000 Greek Jews, most of the Jewish-Greek population pre-World War II were killed in the holocaust.

To read more about this find go to: http://tinyurl.com/cywbq5c
original url:
http://news.yahoo.com/lost-jewish-tombstones-found-greece-181312769.html

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press  for alerting us to this exceptional find.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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