Sunday, September 14, 2008

Visiting the Old Jewish Cemetery

Today Jana and myself tried to educate Jonna about Jewish burial rites. We took part in a guided tour of the old Jewish cemetery in Fürth. Unfortunately it seems to have bored Jonna, she slept nearly the whole time. Jana and myself were glad to finally be able to visit the burial ground since it's only possible to visit it as part of a guided tour. It has been in use from 1607 until 1906 (some stones are dated up to 1919) when the new Jewish cemetery as part of the new town cemetery was founded. Part of the burial rites is that a cemetery is not changed, so e.g. the burial stones are left as they are. Together with the growing plants and trees, this give the cemetery an interesting atmosphere.

A few more photos are found in my gallery.

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