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Jewish cemetery

This is the cemetery of the small Jewish community that existed in Monnickendam prior to the second world war. The jewish community was already in decline during the first half of the 20th century; religious services could only be held on a few select holidays. Sadly almost the entire remaining Jewish population was murdered by the nazis during the war.

 

www.jhm.nl/culture-and-history/the-netherlands/noord-holl...

 

the wall in the background apparantly is the last remnant of the medieval citywall of this town.

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Taken on December 18, 2009