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Jewish Cemetery, Krems

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Jewish Cemetery, Krems

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Basic Information

Location 48°25′N 15°37′E
Country Austria
City Krems

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 48.41653,15.61672



History

The 20,980 m² large cemetery built in 1860 has 500 graves, including the graves of those who were buried in another cemetery before 1938. In 1995 at the initiative of the “Vereins zur Erhaltung des jüdischen Friedhofs in Krems” (Association to preserve the Jewish cemeteries in Krems) a memorial was built to those Jews from Krems who were victims of the Shoah. The cemetery is maintained by prisoners of the Stein penal institution with the support of Vienna’s Jewish Community.


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