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In Budapest earlier this month, I visited the Jewish cemetery on Salgotarjan street, which was founded in 1874 and is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Pest side of Budapest. It is actually the Jewish section of the city’s Kerepesi monumental cemetery, where national heroes...
June 24, 2014 | 10:42 am
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April 1, 2014 | 4:41 pm
Seven Jewish gravestones were discovered to have been used in the construction of a home in Poland.
The gravestones were used to build the ceiling of the basement of a home in Golina, TV Konin reported.
It is believed that the headstones came from the destroyed Jewish cemetery...
April 15, 2013 | 9:53 am
More than a dozen tombstones at the Jewish section of Milan's main cemetery were vandalized.
Vandals over the weekend tore off Stars of David decorating some 13 tombstones. Police in the northern Italian city are investigating.
The Milan Jewish community spokesman said it was...
April 12, 2013 | 3:35 am
To Read: Three top veteran diplomats claim that professional diplomacy in the US is being marginalized:
American diplomacy is facing a crisis. The professional career service that is intended to be the...
March 1, 2013 | 6:51 am
October 23, 2012 | 11:22 am
Three men were charged in a New Zealand court with damaging more than 20 Jewish gravestones at a historic cemetery in Auckland.
The suspects, aged 19 to 23, were charged Tuesday in Auckland District Court with willful damage of the graves, some of which date back to the 1880s....
August 28, 2012 | 1:51 am
August 26, 2012 | 8:04 am
The elegant and informative riowang blog runs a very nice, and poetic, post—with lots of photos—about the Jewish cemetery in Tekovo/Tekehaza in Ukrainian Transcarpathia.
I have linked in the past to the very detailed and richly illustrated riowang posts about the Jewish cemetery...
July 25, 2012 | 1:28 pm
Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism took time out on a trip to Poland and Germany this month to honor her ancestors at sites of her own family history.
Rosenthal’s family came from what is now Bytom, Poland. All were murdered at Auschwitz...
April 28, 2012 | 4:05 pm
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March 19, 2012 | 10:25 am
Polish police are investigating the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Poland.
Monika Krawczyk, the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, said vandals spray-painted swastikas and anti-Semitic images and slogans on graves, a Holocaust...
March 9, 2012 | 12:48 pm
April 27, 2011 | 10:26 am
Vandals smashed several headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Istanbul.
The damage to the eight headstones and the periphery of the cemetery was discovered on Tuesday, the last day of Passover, in the Jewish cemetery in Beyoglu, Istanbul.
Police said they would view security tapes from around the cemetery in an attempt to identify the vandals.
About 20,000 Jews live in Turkey, with about 18,000 in Istanbul, according to the Jewish Virtual Library. There are 16 synagogues in Istanbul.
November 1, 2010 | 12:56 pm
Graves were desecrated in a small Jewish cemetery in northeastern France.
Some 49 large, limestone tombstones were found knocked over and broken last Saturday in a cemetery not far from the German border. No written messages were found at the scene. The 19th century cemetery in the...
May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm