International Survey of Jewish Monuments

Jewish Cemeteries in France

Isabelle Meidinger

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In an effort to determine how the French have administered over their cemeteries, ISJM has awarded a grant of $500 to Isabelle Meidinger, a French doctoral student, to allow her to travel to many Jewish cemeteries in France. Because of the peculiarities of French burial laws, in conjunction with the necessities of Halakhic laws, Jewish cemeteries in France have had an erratic history. In some instances, a Jewish community had control over its cemeteries and burial plots. In others, Jews had no voice whatsoever. Ms. Meidinger's research will attempt to discern any patterns underlying these policies.

International Survey of Jewish Monuments
c/o Jewish Heritage Research Center
Box 210, 118 Julian Pl.
Syracuse, New York 13210-3419, USA

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Last updated: January 11, 2003