Photo Essay

Jewish cemetary Katwijk (NL)

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The cemetery was rented from the council of Katwijk by the small jewish community in Leiden in 1758, after the previous cemetery got desecrated by vandals, and it is still in use today.

The lichen covered and often broken stones are well hidden from view and i must have passed by there lots of times. Not as ancient as the one in prague, but beautifull still. I came there early morning, when the graves where still covered with frost.

At the entrance there is a building where they used to prepare the deceased for burial.

On the cemetary is a memorial for the victims of WWII.

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