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Tombstone of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in Arlington National Cemetery
September 13, 2021
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born attorney, judge and mother of two shares the tombstone with her husband, Martin, who died in 2010 and is buried alongside her in the couple’s section of the historic cemetery.
Group to turn thousands of Jewish headstones found in Belarus into memorial
July 29, 2021
“This is only one part of the story,” said Debra Brunner. “This memorial will honor a community that had lived and died, and who never saw the atrocities that took place in 1941-44.”
Belfast cemetery discovers several graves vandalized in Jewish section
April 19, 2021
Police in Northern Ireland are treating the incident as a hate crime.
Dozen-plus medieval Jewish headstones discovered inside wall in Germany
February 12, 2021
Germany’s Ministry of Culture spokesman said the tombstones “are centuries-old evidence of Jewish roots and tradition in Mainz.”
Ancient Jewish cemetery in Worms, Germany, sees graves desecrated
July 13, 2020
One of the city’s most famous residents was Rashi—Rabbi Solomon ben Yitzchak—who studied in the city’s yeshivahs in the 11th century, and wrote commentaries on the Torah and Talmud.
June 12, 2020
Nazi headstones, Confederate statues: America’s battle over memory
U.S. President Donald Trump’s vocal rejection of the removal of Southern memorials might seem patriotic, but in reality, it isn’t.
US veterans department to remove gravestones with swastikas, Hitler references
June 2, 2020
The inscriptions were found at VA cemeteries in Texas and Utah on graves of German prisoners of war.
Manila American cemetery changes five Latin crosses to Stars of David
February 13, 2020
Reasons in the incorrect marking of headstones include clerical errors in “the fog of war,” a lack of technology, the default of being buried under a cross and hesitancy on the soldiers’ part to declare themselves as Jewish out of fear of mistreatment.
Jewish cemetery vandalized in Germany on last night of Hanukkah
January 2, 2020
Two teen suspects were arrested near the scene of more than 40 desecrated gravestones in western Germany.
For second time this month, tombstones vandalized in Jewish cemetery in Slovakia
December 26, 2019
Whether there is a connection between the two incidents is unknown.
Nearly 60 tombstones discovered vandalized in Jewish cemetery in Slovakia
December 17, 2019
Cemetery dates back to second half of 18th century • Slovakia’s Jewish community labeled it “unprecedented barbaric act.”
Jewish tombstones used as cobblestones to be returned to Old Jewish Cemetery
November 20, 2019
A majority of the stones, made from gravestones that were cut into squares, are situated at the base of Wenceslas Square, one of Prague’s main squares, and on Na Prikope, a popular shopping street.
Polish students clean local Jewish cemetery, learn to read Hebrew gravestones
October 29, 2019
As part of a restoration project, they washed the gravestones, removed all dirt and trimmed the greenery.
Authorities are investigating desecration of 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London
October 24, 2019
The vandalism is believed to have taken place on Rosh Hashanah.
Polish organization aims to restore country’s Jewish heritage, building both bridges and awareness
July 24, 2019
A $28 million project refurbishing and documenting Jewish sepulchral heritage in Poland is prompting dialogue between the Polish and Jewish people.