Jewish cemetery in Hamina Finland #scandinavia


Eleanor Platt QC <kbx62@...>
 

This is the information that I have been able to find.
Eleanor Lind
London
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Here's finally some information about the jewish cemetary in Hamina.
Unfortunately, nobody knows much about it, but here's what we found
out:

There are 19 graves in the cemetary, one of a woman and 18 of men.
There are only simple tombstones on the graves with no names written
on them and only one of them has a year on it, 1878. There's also a
small sign in the cemetery for the memory of the soldiers, which
says:

"Here lie soldiers of the army of Nikolai I, who were faithful to
Jewry their whole lives."

Apparently part of the graves date back to World War I.

The Jewish community of Helsinki (www.jchelsinki.fi) takes care of
the cemetery.

Hamina Tourist Information
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