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Woman crushed by gravestone in Baron Hirsch Cemetery

Elvira Navarro was killed while tending to historic Staten Island cemetry. Her family is now suing for damages.

Woman crushed by gravestone in Baron Hirsch Cemetery

German cemetery memorial to Jewish families destroyed by vandal

Memorial stone at the old cemetery in Dermbach dedicated to the memory of Jewish families has been destroyed by a vandal.

German cemetery memorial to Jewish families destroyed by vandal

Burial of German neo-Nazi in Jewish music scholar's plot sparks outrage

Burial described as a "terrible mistake" leads Berlin anti-Semitism official to file criminal report with department of justice.

Burial of German neo-Nazi in Jewish singer's plot sparks outrage

Report: Jewish group caused 'irreversible harm' to Ukraine Jewish cemetery

Jewish group renovating a Jewish cemetery in Ukraine accused of damaging headstones.

Report: Jewish group 'irreversibly harmed' Ukraine cemetery

Graffiti reading ‘murdering Jews we will hang you’ painted at Spanish Jewish cemetery

'A good Jew is a dead Jew' and 'murdering Jews, we will hang you,' spray-painted at entrance to Jewish cemetery near Madrid, Spain.

‘Jews we will hang you’ spray-painted on Spanish Jewish cemetery

Danish Jewish cemetery vandalism allegedly ordered by Swedish neo-Nazi, prosecutors say

Vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Denmark last year was allegedly ordered by a Swedish neo-Nazi leader.

Swedish neo-Nazi implicated in Danish Jewish cemetery vandalism

One of the US’ largest cemetery companies quotes Nazi Heinrich Himmler in its calendar

One of the country’s largest cemetery operators included a quote from Heinrich Himmler in a calendar it distributed as a marketing tool.

US cemetery company quotes Nazi Himmler in its calendar

Cemeteries struggling to cope with number of Covid-19 victims in New York City

At epidemic's peak, a New Yorker was dying every two minutes.

Crematoria burning round the clock in New York City

Prague returns parts of Jewish gravestones used as cobblestones

Pieces of Jewish gravestones used to pave sidewalks in Prague to be returned to 19th-century cemetery.

Prague returns parts of Jewish gravestones used as cobblestones

Omaha: Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Police request public's aid in locating perpetrators after vandals topple, break, headstones at Omaha cemetery.

Omaha: Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Polish students clean up local Jewish cemetery

Polish students clean Jewish cemetery, learn to read the headstones' Hebrew inscriptions.

Polish students clean up local Jewish cemetery

'Sight of desecrated graves an affront to every decent person'

European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative President Rabbi Isaac Schapira condemns the desecration of a British military cemetery in Haifa.

'Sight of desecrated graves an affront to every decent person'

Headstones destroyed in cemetery in northern Israel

Police investigate after cemetery caretaker discovers 35 smashed headstones.

Headstones destroyed in cemetery in northern Israel

Save the planet, don’t cremate, says Jewish cemetery

These Jewish cemeteries are trying to combat pollution by offering low-cost, natural burials.

Save the planet, don’t cremate, says Jewish cemetery

Doors stolen from historic NY Jewish cemetery

Doors to 7 mausoleums, 75 air vents stolen from Beth Olam Jewish Cemetery on Queens-Brooklyn border.

Doors stolen from historic NY Jewish cemetery

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

Hate crime suspected as dozens of headstones smashed in neglected Husi Jewish cemetery.

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

'Any attack on Jews is an attack on us all'

Strasbourg mayor, chief rabbi join 1,000 people at rally against anti-Semitism at vandalized Jewish cemetery.

'Any attack on Jews is an attack on us all'

Arab youth indicted for filming himself digging grave for sister

Youth from central Israel threatens to kill his sister, filming himself at cemetery: 'This week, this girl will be among the graves.'

Arab youth indicted for filming himself digging grave for sisterplayer

Online information center to be established on Polish cemeteries

All cemeteries to be mapped and placed in computerized database. Stone markers will be placed at corners of about 1,400 cemeteries.

Online information center to be established on Polish cemeteries

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Moldova

Jewish headstone in Moldova painted with swastika. In separate incident, hundreds of Jewish headstones found at military base in Ukraine.

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Moldova

Second time in a month: Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized

Jewish cemetery near Krakow vandalized for the second time in less than a month, resulting in damage to dozens of headstones.

Second time in a month: Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized

Anonymous entrepreneur restores Jewish cemetery in Poland

Anonymous donor spends hundreds of thousands to restore 19th century Jewish cemetery in town of Żywiec, Poland.

Anonymous entrepreneur restores Jewish cemetery in Poland

Heatwave exposed headstones’ layout at Holland’s oldest cemetery

100 °F heatwave kills grass at 400-year-old Beth Haim Jewish cemetery, allowing headstones to be properly seen for first time in decades.

Heatwave exposed headstones’ layout at Holland’s oldest cemetery

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Haredim flock to Polish schoolyard where they say a cemetery used to stand.

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Boston’s oldest Jewish cemetery to become immigrant center

Ohabei Shalom's burial chapel concerted into immigration center.

Boston’s oldest Jewish cemetery to become immigrant center

Flames ravage Russian Jewish cemetery

Blaze torches Jewish cemetery in Voronezh, Russia. Authorities investigating if fire was result of arson.

Flames ravage Russian Jewish cemetery

Seattle Jewish cemetery damaged by homeless squatters

Jewish cemetery officials in Seattle say city has failed to protect it from abuse by homeless squatters.

Seattle Jewish cemetery damaged by homeless squatters

NY teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Teen who spray-painted 'Heil Hitler' and swastikas on wall of Jewish cemetery sentenced to six months in jail.

NY teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Sign for 'Cemetery of Martyrs' removed

J'lem municipality inspectors remove marble slab at entrance to terrorist cemetery in eastern J'lem. PA media claims tombstones smashed.

Sign for 'Cemetery of Martyrs' removed

Belarus Jewish community approved building on Jewish cemetery

Belarus foreign ministry says controversial construction on former Jewish cemetery was approved by local Jewish community.

Belarus Jewish community approved building on Jewish cemetery

Jewish cemetery descrated in Svaliava

Vandals desecrate rabbi's grave, shatter gravestones, in Ukrainian city; local rabbi calls on authorities to catch culprits.

Jewish cemetery descrated in Svaliava

Volunteers clear historic Jewish cemetery in Poland

International volunteers learn about Judaism as they clean an historic Jewish cemetery.

Volunteers clear historic Jewish cemetery in Poland

Headstones overturned in New York cemetery

Vandals overturn headstones at Brooklyn's Washington Cemetery.

Headstones overturned in New York cemetery

New York Jewish cemetery vandalized

A Jewish cemetery in New York State’s Orange County was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

New York Jewish cemetery vandalized with Nazi graffiti

Program preserved 70 European Jewish graveyards

German-funded pilot program has restored cemeteries in Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Serbia and Moldova.

Cemeteries program has preserved 70 European Jewish graveyards

Russian Jewish cemetery vandalized with swastikas

Vandals desecrate the Jewish cemetery in Petrozavodsk, Russia. Community leader: ‘We thought such behavior was a thing of the past.’

Russian Jewish cemetery vandalized with swastikas

Man acquitted after determined he is a kohen

Local man couldn't have attacked friend at memorial service, because of rabbinic prohibition on kohanim entering cemeteries.

Jerusalem court acquits man after determining he is a kohen

Police Blame Desecration of Jewish Graves on Jews

Man reports how Arabs assaulted him at Mount of Olives cemetery, and how police doubted him when he found his uncle's grave smashed.

Police Blame Desecration of Jewish Graves on Jews

Cemetery Appeals for Help Against Funeral Attacks

Vandals have stopped operation of cemetery in Haifa, as a fight between private security companies gets ugly.

Haifa Cemetery Appeals for Help Against Funeral Attacks

Last Jew in Pakistan Fights for Jewish Cemetery

Pakistan's only self-declared Jew is fighting an uphill battle to maintain Jewish cemetery from encroaching Muslim graveyard.

Last Jew in Pakistan Fights for Jewish Cemetery