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Venice, Italy: New Jewish Cemetery

The so-called New Jewish Cemetery on the Venice Lido was founded in the 1770s after the closure of the Old Jewish Cemetery. Its entrance is today a few hundred meters away, around the corner from than of the Old cemetery. 

Still in use by today’s small Jewish community, it includes many grand family tombs and memorials from earlier times. Quite a few bear portraits of the deceased, and there is even a big, mausoleum-type multi-tomb where urns bearing cremation ashes (generally a no-no in Jewish practice) were placed.

New Jewish Cemetery, Venice