Tombstones Recycled into Fence


Headstone Fence - Mikulov, Czech Republic

Headstone Fence - Mikulov, Czech Republic

Old headstones made into a fence for the walk along a graveyard in Moravia.

We are not sure where these headstones came from. Many of the names carved into this line of stones are written in Hebrew.

Presumably, these markers were re-purposed during World War II.

Many graveyards in central European towns are several layers thick with bodies of the dead. For example at the Jewish Cemetery in the ancient Prague ghetto people were buried up to thirteen layers deep. There was very little room given to them so they did what they had to do.

Should you find yourself in Moravia, we would like someone to make rubbings of the stones.

We can then translate them into English to furthur our hopes of tracing the families of the dead.

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One response to “Tombstones Recycled into Fence

  1. It is sad to see that these headstones were moved from their original location.

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