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Jewish Cemetery In Brody
14-SEP-2010 Jola Dziubinska

Jewish Cemetery In Brody

Brody, Ukraine

During my trip I visited one of the biggest Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.
For centuries, Brody was one of the most historically significant centers of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. In the early 19th century, Jews comprised almost 90% of the population.
On the Jewish cemetery almost 5,000 inscribed and decorated gravestones have survived, dating from about 1834 to 1939, many of them six feet tall.
They stand close to one another in hundreds of rows and the view is incredible.

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maggie_falconi22-Sep-2010 13:49
Excellent capture Jola!! Thanks for the info!
Fay Stout21-Sep-2010 02:00
This must be very moving to see...
J. Scott Coile20-Sep-2010 13:15
So rustic.
Maaike Huizer20-Sep-2010 07:14
Well chosen PoV. Beautiful. I miss all those little stones the Jewish use to honour their dead.
LynnH20-Sep-2010 00:17
Oh wow, what an amazing place this must be. Interesting to see and learn about this too! V
Danuta Deckert19-Sep-2010 15:15
Very impresive! Great compositin showing power of the stone... V
Mieke WA Minkjan19-Sep-2010 08:39
did you leave a stone behind Jola?
a very impressive and touching capture
Yvonne19-Sep-2010 08:09
A special place for many & really lovely capture Jola.
borisalex19-Sep-2010 08:00
Impressive! Great in that light making it not so sad!
Cindi Smith19-Sep-2010 04:48
Very moving shot and I love the story behind it. I like to know the history of places like this. A great shot!!!
larose forest photos19-Sep-2010 02:10
Phenomenal and impressive site and photo and very interesting information. V
carol j. phipps19-Sep-2010 01:13
Good you were able to visit here~ Thanks for sharing the photo.
Barbara Heide18-Sep-2010 23:42
nice tribute excellent composition!
debbieps18-Sep-2010 21:41
Very interesting story and nice capture of the gravestones.
Lee Rudd18-Sep-2010 20:10
A fascinating, if haunting, place
Den_S18-Sep-2010 20:07
very good work, and like the others, I find the information interesting and completes the image.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)18-Sep-2010 18:58
An excellent capture,Vote
Paolo
PS tnx for info!
Johnny JAG18-Sep-2010 18:43
Nice detail and thanks for the history lesson.
zyziza18-Sep-2010 18:24
Really impressive shot and very interesting info!
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