Re: Names on headstones #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

There are cases I know of where names of children were listed on the
tombstone of a parent if the children had no other tombstone. For example, a
child may have been killed during the Holocaust and there is no grave, or if
the death was during an epidemic and burial was in a mass grave, or if the
death was during an exodus of refugees where burial was at the side of a
road with no permanent marker. This way the family had a permanent memorial
for the departed.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, BUCKSBAUM, BUKSBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Sielec
Bienkow, Skwarzawa, Glinyany, Jaryczow Nowy-UKRAINE
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ-Brest Litovsk, Wysokie
Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 9/14/2009 3:59:46 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
tomk@ecologicaltech.com writes:
The usual custom is to list the deceased, usually showing their hebrew
name (including patronymic), and the date of their death, as well as a phrase
wishing that their soul be bound up in the bond of life.

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