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        12/21/2012, Tevet 8, 5773

      Remains of Jewish Cemetery in Thessaloniki Found

      Hundreds of marble tombstones and other remains from Jewish graves have been found in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, according to a Friday-morning report by Kol Yisrael government radio. They were destroyed during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

      Greek police reported that 668 pieces of debris were found, buried, in a plot of land, following a decades-long search for remains of the Jewish cemetery. Members of the Jewish community said this is an historical find because the the profession of the deceased was engraved on the tombstone, in addition to the person's name.