Jewish cemetery

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Potocni street, Boskovice, Czech Republic

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Jewish cemetery Aug 12, 2006
This cemetery is the "new" Jewish cemetery, where was the "old" one nobody knows. There are some theories and the likeliest is that the "old" cemetery was demolished by building the chateau's garden.

There are about 2500 tombstones at the site. The oldest one is from the year 1640 and the youngest are from the 30-ies of the 20th century. The most precious ones are the Baroque ones from the 18th century.

The condition of the cemetery is not good, as it lies on a hillside and the winds and water do derogate the old tombstones made from sandstone or arenaceous marl. And also there are not many descendants left to take care of the forefathers' tombs.

When we were there it started to rain. So, the atmosphere was unique. Visiting cemeteries makes me feel linked to the past (general or private) but looking at the tombstones from the WWII made me feel sad ... there lie whole families that never came back from the concentration camps, small children - two, nine, eleven years old ... just thinking about it brings tears in my eyes ...
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