Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery) Worms

First published January 28 2009


 

 

 

 

I am (as some of you know) an avid photographer.


Because of this and the fact that I love architecture pictures, I am always looking for interesting place to take pictures of!
My good friend Diane got me hooked on cemetery. I was looking at some pictures of cemetery in Prague and found one not as far and maybe as interesting (even though the history isn’t the same)

So this morning, with fresh snow on the ground, I drove to Worms and with the help of my “handy dandy” GPS found what I was looking for the: Heiliger Sand it is one of the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The earliest tombstone that is still standing dates from 1076; the last burial was in 1940. Miraculously, the cemetery was not destroyed under the Third Reich. (WWII)

 

 

Here are a few of the pictures that I took this morning. Hope you like them.

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