Excursions every 15 minutes, as part of the Plymouth History Festival
Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies the Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door. With the aid of funding from Vital Sparks and Drakes Foundation, an audio trail has been created, bringing to life the lives of those buried.
Sensible footwear required.
MP3s and head phones available on the day or bring your own head phones and/or your own smart phone.
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Guided tour (in German) of the historic Old Jewish Cemetery in Frankfurt, organized by the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt.
The tree-shaded cemetery, established in 1828, is located next to the Frankfurt main cemetery. There are more than 30,000 tombs from the 19th and 20th centuries. On some of the graves you will find famous names from Frankfurt’s city history, such as Oppenheim, Sonnemann, Rothschild and Pappenheim.
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A second memorial wall made of rescued matzevot has been constructed next to the 2011 original memorial wall and will be inaugurated. These are matzevot that were buried under local streets and have been recovered in recent months, thanks to the the initiative and efforts of Grzegorz Grzybowski and with the support of Mayor Kowalski and local military authorities.
Gregorz Grzybowski is the contractor who designed and built the wall and plaza at the cemetery that was dedicated in 2011.
It is known that there are still partial and full headstones scattered around the city that had been used for walls, walkways, etc. The Mayor’s office has undertaken a program to encourage people who have these to turn them in to the city and receive replacement blocks or decorative pavers in return.
The dedication of the new monument takes place withing an annual reunion of descendants from Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, taking place June 4-6.
The rededication ceremony on June 26 takes places within the context of the two-day Tarnow Jewish Reunion.
Other events include a walking tour of Jewish Tarnow, photography exhibit, Jewish cemetery tour and visit to family graves.
See program below.
On the Day, some 50 selected Jewish heritage sites in more than 40 towns in Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia will be open to visitors. They include synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, museums, and other sites. Some of them are generally closed to the public; some have recently undergone extensive renovation or are in the process of restoration.
The annual European Day (or Days) of Jewish Culture kicks off September 1st.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event — which takes place in hundreds of locations all over Europe.
JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber took part in the meeting in Paris in 1999 that established the EDJC, and she will be writing about it in a post on the web site.
Walking the Leylands and Chapeltown – the two historic Jewish Quarters in Leeds. The guided walk led by Nigel Grizzard shows you the remaining mementoes of Jewish life in these areas, that were once home to thousands of Jews who had come to Leeds fleeing from persecution in Tsarist Russia.
Walking Jewish Bradford, led by Nigel Grizzard – visit the historic Jewish Merchant Quarter of Little Germany, the Wool Exchange and the Bradford Synagogue.