Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jewish Cemetery Berlin

While spending a couple of days in Berlin last week I discovered the old Jewish Cemetery.
A unique place and well worth exploring.

It is an enchanted place... ivy overgrowing old tombstones, huge trees are lining the pathways.

It is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe , spreading over 40ha and has 116.000 gravestones.

So many stories to tell...

The cemetery was not shut down during the Third Reich and seemed to be almost untouched by the war.

A cultural heritage.

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  1. ein berührender Ort und deine Bilder sind wundervoll, poetisch und sehr erzählend.

    liebe Grüße und eine schöne Woche für dich.

  2. It's amazing that this place looks so untouched !

  3. What a beautiful place, so peaceful. Lovely photos!

  4. Amazing it survived the war, I'd love to look round the place. You should link up with Taphophile Tragics

  5. That's such a beautiful place—so peaceful. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

    Have a great Tuesday. ☺

  6. Beautiful stone work. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. I know people say that cemeteries should be looked after and the plants well tended, but I always say that they should be left to look just like this, untouched, and the memories of people being allowed to grow old, life goes on. Fantastic photos. xx

  8. Remarkable place - you would have thought it would have been a target for desecration.

    Cheers - Stewart M

  9. Oh how I could spend hours here! What a wonderful place to just roam and discover! I love cemeteries and will certainly put this one on my list when the day comes that I make it to Berlin! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow! I totally agree with everything Gotham Girl said. there are so many things to wonder about here. I love this post. Beautiful shots!