Rededicated Jewish burial site among ‘beautiful vestiges’ of Cape Verde’s Jewish presence

By Debra Rubin

JNS.org — There are just 10 Jewish graves at the Jewish burial site in the Cape Verde capital of Praia—several with Hebrew inscriptions, the oldest dating to 1864, the most recent to 1918—surrounded by a sea of tombstones in a Christian cemetery.

Those 10 graves, however, are reminders of the Jews who contributed to the growth of Cape Verde and whose descendants remain prominent in the 10-island, predominately Catholic, African archipelago. READ MORE

ImagePhoto courtesy Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project

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One thought on “Rededicated Jewish burial site among ‘beautiful vestiges’ of Cape Verde’s Jewish presence

  1. Reblogged this on Cape Verde Information and commented:
    Jewish burial site in Praia, Santiago, #CapeVerde #TeamFunana #TeamCapeVerdean

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