JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Locating burial location in Jerusalem #general


In a message dated 11/9/99 12:50:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< My ggrandfather died in 1938 and my ggrandmother died in 1948. They are
both buried in Jerusalem. >>

from 1948 to 1950, Jerusalem's Jews could not safely access the traditional
cemeteries and therefore constructed an "emergency" cemetery. This is
located behind today's Knesset building; entrance is via the Knesset
security barrier. The cemetery is well maintained but there is no
permanent on-duty staff. Burial order is largely by date. If you know
Hebrew, you may be able to find it yourself--but it may take you a couple
of hours. Very few of the markers have any but Hebrew letters, and the
dates, too, are in Hebrew.

the paths in this cemetery are steep, stony and narrow. Wear good solid
shoes; use a cane if you are at all infirm.

Jerusalemites may be able to help you with the address for your enquiries.
If you don't get anything better, address your inquiry to
Havra Kadisha,
Jewish Burial Society
Jerusalem, Israel

If at all possible, give Hebrew names, incl. patronymic, and Hebrew date of

Michael Bernet, New York

BERNET, BERNAERTH, etc, JONDORF: Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
Lea FEUCHTWANGER, Fuerth (1850-1919, married Moses Jonas KONIGSHOFER)
BERG, Jakob WOLF(F), (and anyone else from) Demmelsdorf, Zeckendorf
WOLFF: Pfungstadt, MAINZER: Lorsch; Loeb GOLDSCHMIDT: Bad Homburg