Re: The Only Jewish Military Cemetery Outside of Israel #general


yslizak@...
 

The Only Jewish Military Cemetery Outside of Israel
Not quite so. Part of Weissensee Cemetery in the outskirts of Berlin is set aside
as a memorial park with a monumental altar designed by Alexander Beer, where the
remains of more than 12,000 German Jewish soldiers who had fought in World War I
are buried. Dedicated in 1927, the memorial was initiated by the National
Association of Jewish Combat Soldiers (Reichsbund j|discher Frontsoldaten). In
addition, the gravestones of an abandoned Jewish cemetery in the Kvpenick district
were brought to Weissensee in 1961.

(source: Jewish Community of Berlin,
http://www.jg-berlin.org/en/judaism/cemeteries/weissensee.html)

I visited the cemetery a couple of years ago, and some of the pictures (including
the Jewish Combat Soldiers area) can be seen at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/yslizak/WeiEnseeJewishCemetery#

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Ireland

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