CEMETERY OF DIDIMOTICHO


Tombstone in the Cemetery of Didimoticho
View of the neglected cemetery through the collapsed wall

Historical Data: Didimoticho has two Jewish Cemeteries which have historical tombstones.  The oldest tombstone dates back to 1454 (CE).  No Jews have lived in Didimoticho since the Holocaust.

Area/Capacity: 4,000 sq. m. (the first cemetery)  & 1,000 sq. m. (the other)

Actual Condition:  The surrounding wall of both cemeteries has collapsed and the tombstones are totally abandoned.

Necessary Restoration Works: The cemeteries must be cleaned and fenced immediately

Estimated Cost: 10 million drs. ($29,000 US)

[The Synagogue of Didimoticho does not exist.  It has been totally destroyed.]
 

www.isjm.org/country/greece/didimoticho.htm
last updated:  5/10/00

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