Stephen Esrati <stevsta@...>
Some years ago (probably 1995) I reported here that students at a high
school in Cologne had restored the Jewish cemetery in Mondorf (now
Niederkassel). Among my relatives buried there was Friederica
GOTTSCHALK, wife of Hirsch (Hermann) CAHN. They had 14 children.
The students also raised funds to have a new gate cast at a Cologne
studio. Alas, they could not read the gravestones.
Since then, students at the Luitspold High School (Hauptschule) planted
12 trees in the cemetery, one each for the following families:
BAR (spelled with an Umlaut)
Since the first restoration efforts, 42 graves have been identified.
Most astonishing is a picture of the grave of Leopold LEVY, who was
buried in 1940 despite a Nazi ban on Jewish funerals. The villagers
buried him at niight. There is no gravestone.
Several of the extant gravestones give detailed genealogical information.
Stephen G. Esrati
Researching GOTTSCHALK (Orsoy Kr. Moers), HIRSCH (Berlin)