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IN JEWISH CEMETERIES IN FRANCE
cemeteries are an important source of genealogical data.
Therefore our members are strongly encouraged to list
gravestones and to publish the lists in printed as well
as in electronic form.
let us consider a very important cemetery :
The ROSENWILLER Cemetery
25 km SW of Strasbourg, the Rosenwiller Jewish Cemetery,
founded in the later 14th century, contains graves of
several villages in Lower-Alsace, which had no
cemeteries of their own (see the
list of these villages). The officers of the Jewish nation in Alsace,
Moyse Blien and Aaron Meyer from Mutzig, Jacob
Baruch Weyl from Obernai, Lehmann Netter from Rosheim,
Cerf Beer from Medelsheim for instance are buried there as well as
many other important personalities. The late Robert WEYL
has published (Strasbourg 1988) the pictures and
inscriptions of some 50 graves in his book Le
Cimetière Juif de Rosenwiller (L005 in our Library).
Cercle de Genealogie Juive was eager to contribute to keeping the memory
of this place where a large part of the Jewish History in Alsace is recorded.
The burial register of the cemetery,
beginning with the year 1753, contains
of some 5588 tombs. The CGJ has concluded
an agreement with the Strasbourg Jewish Consistory in order to secure
in common the transcription and publication of this register. This register
tops the collection of research tools in Alsatian genealogy already
made available to the public by our Society.
This book was published in 2004 by the CGJ. For details, click
note that a lecture about this cemetery was given on November 4, 2002
by A. MALTHETE who is in charge of this work (see Cassettes).
In Issue # 83 of our Journal, Georges HALBRONN discusses the present
status of the work and shows a few pictures of gravestones.
A new step has just been passed. With
help of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah,
a Memorial book of this cemetery has been produced. It contains photographs
of the 377 tombstones subsisting from 1656 to 1808, the transcription
and translation into French of all epitaphs and genealogical informations
about the deceased individual. This publication is now open for subscription
to the members of CGJ. They will find details and an order form in
the MEMBERS' CORNER. An edition for a wide readership, with historical
and stylistical studies will eventually appear.
Studies of many cemeteries are in progress or already
WORKS PUBLISHED BY
between brackets are our library reference)
Les cimetieres israelites de Moselle par
Jean-Pierre BERNARD - 2 volumes: (Vol I: 397
pages; Vol II: 373 pages) CGJ 2002 ( L 195 in our Library).
:74 Euros plus postage dues. Details
Listing of the gravestones
of 50 Jewish cemeteries of 44 villages of the French "departement"
of Moselle (list
of the villages). An index of 14,500 names is given.
cimetiere israelite regional de Luneville (1759-1998)
Sylvain and Françoise JOB, Claude FREUND (with the
collaboration of Jean Ginsburger and Jean-Pierre
pages – 2nd édition Paris, 1999 ( B217
in our Library).
: 15 Euros plus postage dues. Details
Picture of the Lunéville cemetery and a few pictures of gravestones.
Map of the cemetery and location of the tombs in the corresponding squares.
Index of family names. Map of the now vanished Jewish cemetery of Rosieres-aux-Salines.
One thousands tombs, more than 1200 names,
including those of soldiers
killed for France, have been listed. The corresponding
deaths were recorded
at Luneville, Baccarat, Charmes, Donnelay, Herbeviller,
Vic sur Seille and other villages. Each tomb is
identified by the corresponding square, the row and a
grave number. The surname and given name(s) of the
deceased are listed, as are those of the eventual spouse,
the death date and place, the age at death and the
existence of an inscription in Hebrew. An alphabetical
name index makes it easier to find a tomb.
data are complemented by those of the vital records and
a list of ruined tombs. It is at the same time a work to
preserve the memory of the cemetery and a genealogical
tool. It allows us to evaluate the successive arrivals
of newcomers to Luneville: first the people from
Alsace-Lorraine after 1871, then the Eastern European
immigrants, mainly after WW1, and finally of the
“repatriated” from North Africa after 1962.
CEmetERIes – JEWISH SECTIONS
by Gilles PLAUT
PLAUT is systematically listing the gravestones in all Parisian cemeteries where there is a Jewish section. Two
of his works have been published by the CGJ:
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise : Division israelite (Division 7)(
pages, Price: 17 Euros plus postage dues. Details
Montmartre : division 3 ( B232)
Price: 17 Euros, plus postage dues. Details
The names and all data concerning vital records have been copied
from each tomb and an alphabetical index has been made, making the searching
Gilles PLAUT has listed other cemeteries. These works are available
directly from the author and can be consulted in our library.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division
88) (cote C1398)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 89) (cote C1398)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 90)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 92)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 93) (cote C1398)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 94)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 96) avec index (cote L182)
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Division 97) avec index (cote
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Divisions 1, 2, 2 (2e section), 3 ,4,
5, 6, 8, 9, 11,12,13,14,15, 21, 22, 23 24, 33, 34, 42, 43, 44, 45, 55,
57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 73, 74, 75, 76, 76 (2e section), 79, 82, 84, 85
et 95 = 103 pages.
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 5) with index (cotes B198 et 198i)
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 24) with index (cotes B199 et
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 25) with index (cote L185)
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 26) with index (cote B257)
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 28) with index (cote B238)
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 29)
Cimetière du Montparnasse (Division 30) with index (cote L145)
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 8) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 24) with index (cote B275)
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Divisions 29 et 29bis) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 34) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 34 bis) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 36) with index
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 39) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 39 bis) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 44 bis) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 45) with index
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 101) with index (cote
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 132)
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 147)
Cimetière Parisien de Pantin (Division 214 = 98 pages)
Cimetière Parisien de Bagneux(Division 1) with index (cote L249)
Cimetière Parisien de Bagneux(Divisions 64, 67, 71, 73, 74, 81, 88,
89, 101, 112, 113 et 116 )
Cimetière Parisien de Bagneux(Divisions 24, 32, 43, 45, 46, 51, 59
et 62 = 61 pages.)
Cimetière Parisien de Bagneux, divisions : 9, 19, 20, 40 (soldiers),
12, 50, 52, 93, 111 (sections 1,2,3,4),113 (4e sect.) et 114 (1e et
2e sect.) = 61 pages
Petit-Cimetière Parisien d' Ivry s/seine, divisions : 45 et 39
(soldiers) = 5 pages, together with the previous onest.
Cimetière de Passy (Toutes divisions) with index (B317)
Cimetière de Montmartre (Division 2) with index (cote B272)
Cimetière de la Villette (B319)
Cimetière des Batignolles (21 divisions)
Cimetière des Batignolles (Divisions 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17,18,
19, 20, 21 et 22 = 26 pages.)
Cimetière de Belleville with index(B318)
Plaut has also published listings for the cemeteries of La-Ferte-sous-Jouarre
and Anet-sur-Marne, without index (B267), and for Horbourg-Wihr and
Orbey, with an index (B240). He recently published one for Colmar (B307).
CEMETERIES OF LYONS: the listing of the "La Mouche"
cemetery has been published in 2003 by Etienne TROLLER and Manuela WYLER.
More than 4900 gravestones (see Library)
CEMETERIES of MARSEILLES
NATHAN has given to our Library (see Library) the following document :
et relevé des cimetières juifs de Marseille (1994) ( B110)
SAINT-EUGENE at ALGIERS
last registry of the Algiers' Saint-Eugene cemetery has been
restored and copied by Mrs Line Meller.
This registry which spans the period from June 1941 to May
2001, usually provides, for each burial :
- the date
- the family name and given name of the person buried
- the given name of the buried person's father
- the buried person's age
- the husband's name if it is a married woman
- the class of the burial
- the zone of the tomb
- the address of buried person
- whether the was a coffin or not.
Durand and Philippe Danan have digitalized
this registry and they made an index. Click
here to see it
obtain a copy of a page of this register, just send a written request
to Cercle de Généalogie Juive, 45 rue La Bruyère
– 75009 Paris, France and specify a name and a date. Please also send
(with a check on a French Bank or with your Credit Card Number) an amount
of 3 euros (2 euros if you are a member of CGJ) for each name and date,
with a minimum of 6 euros per order.
money thus collected, after deduction of our postal charges, will be
forwarded to an association for the preservation of Saint-Eugène
you click on Library and search for
the word cimetière (in French) in the title or Ci in the subject,
you get circa fifty answers, one half of which correspond to listings
of gravestones in cemeteries.
The CEMETERY of HEGENHEIM
The listing of the gravestones of Hegenheim, awaited for two or three
years, has just been published. It is a superb work : 144 pages, list
of names, death dates, position and pictures of the graves, color map
of the cemetery, and a cederom. It can be obtained from Mrs Léa
ROGG - 9 rue des Coteaux, 68220 Hégenheim, France. Price 24.00
euros plus postage.
CEMETERY of NANCY
Our member Claude LEVY-LAMBERT tell
us that the Jewish cemetery of Nancy, 2 av. de Boufflers, has a repertory
put in a box near the entrance. This repertory, last edition July 21,
2005 yields several thousands of graves, listed by alphabetical order
of the deceased, with the maiden names for married women, birth and
death year and localization in the cemetery. Moreover, it is written
: "people who wish to analyze this document can contact the office
of the (Jewish) Community at phone number (++33) 3 83 32 10 67