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El Jadida Cemetery

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El Jadida Cemetery

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Basic Information

Location 33°15'30"N 8°30'11"W
Country Morocco
City El Jadida
Address Cimetière Juif, Medina Asilah Morocco‎

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://jewishmorocco.org/?page_id=1148
Geographical Coordinates 33.25846,-8.50328


Summary

In El Jadida, the 18th century Portuguese citadel later served as the Jewish quarter. It is possible to climb the bastions, where a Star of David can be seen on an abandoned synagogue, which was converted from a Portuguese court house. Next to the Portuguese city is a large Jewish cemetery. The tombstones of Jewish translators and employees of foreign consuls demonstrates [sic] the Jewish role in 19th century trade with Europe. The saint Yahia Assouline is buried in this cemetery.


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