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The Jews of Exeter by Helen Fry

February 23, 2013
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The Jews of Exeter by Helen Fry

In 2013 Exeter Synagogue reaches an historic landmark with the celebration of its 250th anniversary. As the second oldest extant synagogue outside London it has a rich history that stretches back to the early 18th century and evidence exists too for a much older Medieval worshipping Jewish community in Exeter before their expulsion from...
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Finding Goodheim

January 29, 2013
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Finding Goodheim

On  Monday May 21 1900 Mrs Rebecca Levy (nee Goodheim) placed an advertisement in the personal column of The Staffordshire Sentinel: Did William Rowley respond to the advertisement?, Or any other members of his family, who can, indeed, be found living in Broom Street in the 1871 Census?   And if so, what was Rebecca...
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Wilhelm Neulander 1873 – 1944

January 28, 2013
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Wilhelm Neulander 1873 – 1944

Wilhelm was buried at East Ham cemetery, Marlow Road London in 1944 a refugee from Germany. Those of you familiar with CemeteryScribes know that we have a cut off date and do not normally break our rule. However, this is a one off. It’s for all those who died away from their homeland and...
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Charleston Synagogue

January 22, 2013
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Photos copyright Mike Gordon
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Croatia – Splitt Syngogue

January 15, 2013
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One of the oldest European Synagogues still in use. It was created in the 16th century by the conversion of the second floors in two adjoining medieval houses. The current interior was formed around 1728. Photos copyright Lynn Saunders.
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Venice – Jewish Ghetto and Synagogues

January 15, 2013
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Photos copyright Lynn Saunders
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Pisa – Jewish Cemetery

January 15, 2013
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The cemetery was opened in 1674 and it’s one of the most ancient Jewish places of burial in the world. There were at least three older Jewish Cemeteries, all of them situated outside the west wall of Pisa. Some epigraphic remains from the oldest cemetery (XIII) are inscribed on the wall to the right...
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Cefn Coed Y Cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil Synagogue

December 15, 2012
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Cefn Coed Y Cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil Synagogue

The former Merthyr Synagogue built in the 1870′s and just over 100 years later :   Photos copyright Lynn Saunders
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Cefn Coed Y Cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Cemetery

December 15, 2012
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The Glamorgan FHS have produced a booklet of the inscriptions at this cemetery and some headstones can be found on our website here Thanks to Lynn Saunders we can provide below a slide show of photos taken at Cefn Coed y Cymmer.
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Terezin Jewish Cemetery and camp

December 15, 2012
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In memory of those killed in the Holocaust. Photos copyright L Saunders  
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