De Joodse begraafplaats
Tourist landmark

De Joodse begraafplaats

A small Jewish cemetery has been preserved along the Oorgat in Edam, near the place where the Oosterpoort used to be. The oldest preserved tombstone dates from 1804, but the cemetery is older: it was decorated in 1793. When entering the cemetery, your attention is immediately drawn to a red tombstone in the middle of the cemetery. However, it is unknown who is buried, as the stone is completely blank. During a restoration, the letters on the headstones were painted black, making them legible again. Opposite the cemetery is the monument De tochtgenoten, by Hubert van Lith, which was erected to commemorate the Jewish Edammers who died during the Second World War.

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De tochtgenoten - 'Rachel beweent haar kinderen'
1135 VN Edam-Volendam
North Holland The Netherlands

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