25 March 2007

Congo: healing a Jewish cemetery

There's an interesting French-language Web site about the Jewish cemetery of Lubumbashi in Elisabethville, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).

The site lists 219 burials; some entries include photographs of the gravestones. The names are both Ashkenazi and Sephardic. For the names, click here.

Click here to read how Vittorio (Vico) Levi and his son Robert have renovated the cemetery.

For photos of the cemetery before renovation, click here. For contrast, click here to see how the cemetery looks now.

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