I recently discovered Litvak relatives' Brooklyn graves with the
Chevra Kadisha/Burial Soc listed in Washington Cemetery's records as
"Russian Military Aid Society". They said the last known address and
contact with this organization was 1976. Since the cemetery has no one
to contact, and the land in each section belongs to the society, they
have no way to determine if plots are unused, owned, or abandoned. There
are open spaces even in the oldest sections of the cemetery, with no recent
burials in these sections.
Yet, Washington Cemetery has a sign in the office that there only graves
for immediate use and not for reservations.
Any info on the Russian Society would be appreciated.
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