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Holocaust Kedoshim

November 18th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Holocaust - Shoah Kedoshim


Ashes of 334 Kedoshim brought over from Hanover, Germany

Date of Death: Sat. March 17, 1945 - Nissan 3 5705

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Directions to Kever: Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request.

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Credit: Bonaventure Cemetery

Credit: Bonaventure Cemetery

Tags: Georgia · Holocaust Kadoshim · Savannah, GA

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rivkah // Nov 27, 2009 at 6:08 am

    This is extrordinary. May I share this photo with others if I credit the Institute For Judaic Culture And History?

  • 2 YD Miller // Nov 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Why would someone bring over ashes, and how would they get a hold of this?

    Very intresting, any Georgians around?

  • 3 MBD // Nov 27, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    A better question what happened to the other two thirds of the ashes?

  • 4 Azi // Nov 29, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Maybe a relative of Shmuel ben Yechiel Cherkowsky (hy’d) brought the ashes over to the States.

  • 5 YaakovShalom // Nov 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I live in Savannah Ga. I took the picture. There is a small yet thriving community. a few frum families that have been here for close to 150 years.
    I asked around as of yet I dont know how it got here.


  • 6 History Tidbit // Mar 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Herschel Grynszpan was from Hanover.
    On November 7, 1938 Grynszpan entered the German Embassy in Paris and assassinated Ernst Eduard vom Rath. The assassination triggered Kristallnacht.
    Another tidbit the US Army gained control of Hanover on April 10, 1945

  • 7 History Tidbit // Mar 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I should add that the Nazi government had been planning a new level of violence against the Jews for some time and were only waiting for an appropriate pretext.
    May their names forever be eradicated.

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