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Articles that focus on the history of Jewish Cemeteries in the UK

Jewish Cemetery of Etterbeek in Wezembeek

February 23, 2014
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Photos from Etterbeek Cemetery, Jewish section:
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Dieweg Jewish Cemetery Brussels

February 22, 2014
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Photos from Dieweg Cemetery, Jewish section:
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BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

October 23, 2013
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BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

What makes The Old Hoxton Cemetery and the Bancroft/Maiden Lane Cemetery different from all the other cemeteries that appear on the CemeteryScribes website? The answer is simple: If you go to http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=14&tree= you will not see a single picture of a tombstone and at Bancoft/Maiden Lane http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=9&tree= only a very small percentage of the...
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Is this the smallest Jewish place of burial in the UK?

October 16, 2013
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Copyright Dr Helen Fry

In the course of our travels around the UK, we have visited many Anglo-Jewish burial grounds, from the peaceful walled historic London cemeteries in Aldernery Road and Brady Street  to the sloping, depleted expanse of West Ham, but nothing compares with the elegant memorial to one of Anglo-Jewry’s foremost personages. Sir Moses Montefiore and...
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Jewbury, Medieval Jewish Cemetery, York

August 22, 2013
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Jewbury, Medieval Jewish Cemetery, York

In 1177 Henry II gave a licence for Jewish communitites to have a burial ground in any city in Great Britain. The Jewbury cemetery is about an acre in size and is now beneath a car park. The site was excavated in 1982 and said to contain around 1000 burials. The remains of 500...
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Cardiff, Jewish Cemeteries

July 27, 2013
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Cardiff, Jewish Cemeteries

Please click on the photos for more information and note they are Copyright L B Saunders. The Ohel, Green Farm Road, is protected against vandalism and the plaques are from the Cathedral Road Synagogue which was sold several years ago.
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Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

March 28, 2013
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Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

In a recent article in the Jewish Chronicle ‘I didn’t want a traditional headstone for my father’s grave. But what was the alternative?’ Stephen Games describes how he commissioned a unique tombstone for his father, in strict conformation with the four prerequisites imposed by the United Synagogue Burial Society The initials pay nun (for “here lies”) The name of...
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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 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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