Jewish Heritage Report
Vol. II, Nos. 1-2 / Spring-Summer 1998
Montreal Cemetery

Montreal Cemetery Vandalized

Forty-three monuments at Memorial Gardens, better known as the Back River Cemetery Jewish cemetery, in the north end of Montreal were toppled.  While the damage appears to be the work of vandals, most of the rest cemetery is in decrepit condition, as well.  It is hoped that this deplorable act will draw the attention of the Jewish community.  Its attention, and the funding it may provide, are necessary to restore the cemetery.  Funeral director Laurence Paperman believes that $1.5 million is required for restoration.

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