Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany

According to the plaque next to these tombstones, these were originally in a Jewish cemetery in Spandau.  The oldest stone there is from 1244.  In the middle ages, during a time of Jewish persecution, the stones were taken and used to build the Spandau Citadel.  This was discovered in the 1950s and the stones were salvaged.  These are the oldest remains of Jewish civilization in the Berlin area.

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