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The Cemetery at Volochisk

 

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  1CemeteryStoneThis is the old Jewish cemetery. Most of the graves I saw dated from the 1920ís or earlier. The new Jewish cemetery catering to the drastically reduced post war community, was, as far as I understood, based round the overgrown Holocaust monument. This old cemetery stands on top of a hill overlooking the river and the old town. Only a few gravestones remain. The site is not looked after, and many stones have been removed, probably to be used for building materials. It remains, however, a bewitching spot.   Check out the names listed on some stones in the cemetery. See Jeremy's letter.

 

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