Cemeteries

I really enjoyed the Oakland Cemetery tour that we took today. I noticed that the Jewish sections of the cemetery had the graves placed very close together and they where able to fit more people into the grave plot.

This reminded me of my visits to Prague and the Old Jewish Cemetery there. The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague was the only cemetery used for the Jewish population in the city from 1439 to 1787. The site consists of multiple layers of burials, the community actually brought in more earth from other locations to be able to have these multiple layers. I wanted to share some of my photos form my trip that shows just how many graves are in the two and a half acres of this cemetery.

Old Jewish Cemetery Prague, Czech Republic

If you want to know more about the Jewish Cemetery and the Jewish Quarter in Prague you can find more information at this website…

http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/acemetery.htm.

Here is another website that gives some information on the Old Jewish Cemetery as well as other Cemeteries around the world…

http://cemeterytravel.com/2011/02/23/cemetery-of-the-week-4-the-old-jewish-cemetery/. 

I hope that you find this place as interesting as I do.

-Andrea

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