Saturday, November 15, 2008

Romania: Bucharest Jewish cemetery vandalized

Ruth Ellen Gruber posted on her Jewish Heritage Travel blog (October 24) concerning the desecration of the Bucharest Jewish Cemetery.

Read the post here.

Jewish cemetery in Bucharest vandalized

Unknown vandals toppled or otherwise damaged as many as 200 grave markers in the largest Jewish cemetery in Bucharest. There is a slideshow of the damage on yahoo news.

From what I can tell from news reports, the cemetery is the vast 20th century cemetery, still in use by the Jewish community, in the far south of the city at Soseau Giurgiului 162. This is where my own great-uncle, Pinkas Gruber, who died in 1980 at the age of 98, is buried.

1 comment:

  1. i would like to include the jewish cementery of Cali, Colombia and also the cementery in Barranquilla Colombia which is the oldest jewish cementery in this country dating back to the 1800's they are (both) interesting pieces to find ancestors etc.... how can I?
    Enrique Valle ...