Jewish Cemeteries

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

Bibliography of Printed Books on Jewish Cemeteries of Sephardic Communities

Books in the Collections of the Jewish National and University Library and the Ben Zvi Institute Library in Jerusalem; arranged by country.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

You will find further resources and publications (print and online) about Jewish cemeteries in specific countries, in the Publications page of the individual country sections

 

Amar, Ariella. “Visual motifs In The Decoration Of Tombstones In Ukraine,”in Revival: Rubbings of Jewish Tombstones from the Ukraine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1992 (in English and Hebrew).

Barasch, Moshe. “Reflection on Tombstones: Childhood Memories,” Artibus et Historiae, nr. 17, 127-135, 1988

Bartosz, Adam and Janusz Koziol (trans. Elzbieta and Chris Brighton). Tarnow’s Jewish Cemetery. Tarnow: Regional Museum of Tarnow, 2007. (An illustrated guide to the cemetery and its history.)

Boccato, Carla, 1981. The Ancient Jewish Cemetery of san Nicolo on the Lido in Venice. Committee for the Historical Jewish Center of Venice, Venice.

Brocke, Michael; Ruthenberg, Eckehart; Schulburg, Kai Uwe. Stein und Name: die jüdischen Friedhöfe in Ostdeutschland (Neue Bundestländer/DDR und Berlin). Vol. 22 in  Veröffentlichungen aus dem Institut Kirche und Judentum (VIKJ), ed. P. von der Osten-Sacken, Berlin, 1994

Brocke, Michael; Strehlen, Martina; and Doris Fischer, eds, “Ein edler Stein sei sein Baldachin …” Jüdische Friedhöfe in Rheinland-Pfalz. Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland-Pfalz, 1996

Candio, Paolo, 1991. “L’antico cimitero ebraico del lido nei contratti tra la Comunità Ebraica ed il monastero Benedettino di S. Nicolò,” Ateneo Veneto, CLXXVIII, 109-139

Charny, Semen. “Three Problems with Jewish Cemeteries.” Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook 5768 (2007/2008). Moscow: 2009 262-276

Chlenov, Mikhail. “Notes of Eastern Jewish Necropolises (Caucasus and Central Asia)” Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook 5768 (2007/2008). Moscow: 2009 209-221

Devins, Driscoll P. Home of the Living: A Venetian Cemetery. Triton Press, Verona, 1991

Efron, Zusia.  Jevrejski Nadgrobni Spomenici u Dubrovniku (Jewish Tombstones in Dubrovnik) Belgrade: Jewish Historical Museum, 1971

Ehl, P.; Parik, A.; and Fiedler, J. Old Bohemian and Moravian Cemeteries. Paseka, Prague, 1991

Erdelyi, Lajos. Regi Zsido Temetok Muveszete. Kriterion, Bucharest, 1980.

Erdelyi, Lajos. The House of the Living. Budapest: Torony Kiado, 1990s — no date

Etzold, A., Fait, J., Kirchner, P. and Knobloch, H. Jüdische Friedhöfe in Berlin. Berlin: Henschelverlag Kunst und Gesellschaft, 1987

Fedorchuk, Artem. “Jewish Cemeteries of the Crimea: History of Research and Present State of Affairs.“ Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook 5768 (2007/2008). Moscow: 2009 222-236

Geissbuehler, Simon. Jewish Cemeteries of Bucovina. Bucharest: Noi, 2009

Geissbühler, Simon. Like Shells on a Shore: Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries of Northern Moldavia. Bern: Projekt 36, 2010

Goberman, David. Jewish Tombstones in Ukraine and Moldavia. Moscow: Image Publishing House, 1993

Goberman, David. Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale. New York: Rizzoli, 2000

Greenberg, Michael. Graves of Tzaddikim in Russia. Shamir Publishing House, Jerusalem, 1989

Greenblatt, Rachel L. “The Shapes of Memory: Evidence in Stone from the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.” Leo Baeck Institute Yearbookvol. 47, No. 1. 2002 43-67

Gruber, Samuel and Myers, Phyllis. Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in Poland. World Monuments Fund, NY, 1994

Gruber, Samuel and Myers, Phyllis. Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in the Czech Republic. World Monuments Fund, NY, 1995

Haidler, Jaroslav; Mlateček, František; Vítámvás, Petr. Židovský Hřbitov V Boskovicích: Průvodce. Museum Boskovicka a Albert, Boskovice, 2002.

Herman, Jan. Jewish Cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia. Council of Jewish Communities in the CSR, Prague, 1983

Jacobs, Joachim, and Hans-Dietrich Beyer (photographer). Houses of Life: Jewish Cemeteries of Europe. London: Frances Lincoln, 2008.

Jarrassé, Dominique, 1994. “L’art funéraire au XIXe siècle,” Monuments Historiques (Le patrimoine juif français), No. 191 (Feb. 1994), 75-79

Khaimovich, Boris. The Jewish Tombstones of the 16th-18th Centuries from the Eastern Province Of the Polish Kingdom: Study of the Iconography and Style Genesis.  PhD Dissertation, Hebrew University Jerusalem, 2005. (unpublished)

Klauzinska, Kamila. “Colored Tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery in Zdunska Wola.” Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, 2009 121-128

Krajewska, Monika. Time of Stones. Interpress, Warsaw, 1983

Krajewska, Monika. A Tribe of Stones: Jewish Cemeteries in Poland. Polish Scientific Publishers, Warsaw, 1993

Künzl, Hannelore. Jüdische Grabkunst von der Antike bis Heute. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1999

Lilley, J.M., Stroud, G., Brothwell, D.R., & Williamson, M.H.. The Jewish burial ground at Jewbury. (The Archaeology of York 12: The medieval cemeteries fasicule 3). York: Council for British Archaeology, 1994.

Maier. Manfred. The Jewish Cemetery of Worms, trans. by c. Theobald-Maier. Worms: Manfred Maier, 1984 (1988)

Malouvier, Guy, 1978. “Le cimitière juif d’Ennezat (Puy-de-Dôme), nouvelles découverte d’épigraphie hébraïque médiévale,” revue des études juives, CXXXVII, 159-169.

Manca, Cella. “Old Mosaic Funeral Stelas in the North of Moldavia.” In Revue Roumaine D’Histoire de L’Art, Serie Beaux-Arts, Tome XVI, Bucharest 1979

Marienberg, Evyatar. “A Mystery on the Tombstones: ‘Women’s Commandments’ in Early-Modern Ashkenazi Culture,” in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal. Winter 2003. Vol 3, No. 2

Meidinger , Isabelle. The Jewish Tombstones of the Parisian Cemetery of Bagneux: issues of cultural identity and memory Dissertation, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 1997 (unpublished thesis)

Meidinger, Isabelle. Les Lieux d’Inhumation Israelites en France: 1791-1890Memoire de D.E.A., Universite Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne, 1998 (unpublished thesis)

Meidinger, Isabelle. “Les tombes du cietiere parisien de Bagneux,” Archives Juives: Revue d’histoire des Juifs de France, No. 31/1, 52-65, 1998.

Menachemson, Nolan. A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries. Avotaynu, 2007

Nachama, Andreas and Hermann Simon. Jüdische Grabstätten und Friedhöfe in Berlin. Berlin: Edition Hentrich, 1992

Nahon, Gérard. “Inscriptions de cimetières et synagogues,” Monuments Historiques (Le patrimoine juif français), No. 191 (Feb. 1994), 23-27.

Nahon, Gérard. “Les cimetières ‘portugais’,” Monuments Historiques (Le patrimoine juif français), No. 191 (Feb. 1994), 73-74. [includes list of “Portuguese” cemeteries.]

Nosonovsky, Michael. Hebrew Epitaphs and Inscriptions from Ukraine and Former Soviet Union. Washington: Lulu, 2006

Nosonovsky, Michael. “Old Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine: History, Monuments, Epitaphs.” Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook 5768 (2007/2008). Moscow: 2009 237-261

Podgarbi, Bronislaw. Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi/The Jewish Cemetery in Lodz, Wydawnictwo Artus, Lodz, 1990

Rosen, Mina.  “Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey,” in E. Juhasz, ed., Sephardi Jews in the Ottoman Empire (Jerusalem), 1990. 60-63.

Sanie, Silviu. Dainuire prin Piatra: Monumentele Cimitirului Medieval Evreiesc de la Siret. Bucharest: Editura Hasefer, 2000.

Sáros, László; Váli, Dezsö, Raj, Tamás. Tanú ez a köhalom (This Cairn is Witness Today). Budapest, 1993

Schwartzman, Arnold. Graven Images: Graphic Motifs of the Jewish Grave Stone. Harry Abrams, New York, 1993.

Segal, Rabbi Joshua L. A Field Guide to visiting a Jewish Cemetery. Nashua, NH: Jewish Cemetery Publishing, LLC, 2005

Soprintendenza per I Beni Artistici e Storici di Venezia.  Venezia ebraica: Il restauro dell’antico Cimitero del Lido. Electa, Milan, 1999.

Strehlen, Martina; Michael Brocke and Dorish Fischer. Ein Edler Stein Sei Sein Baldachin: Jüdische Friedhöfe in Rheinland-Pfalz. Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland-Pfalz, 1996

Szpek, Heidi M. “And in their Death they were not Separated: Aesthetics of Jewish Tombstones in Eastern Europe.” The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 5, No, 4 165-178

Szpek, Heidi M. “Filial Piety in Jewish Epitaphs.” International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 8, No. 4 183-202

United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine. Washington, DC, 2005.

Wiesemann, Falk. “Jewish Burials in Germany – Between Tradition, the Enlightenment and the Authorities.” Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook vol. 37 no. 1, 1992. 17-31.

Wiesemann, Falk. Sepulcra judaica: Bibliographie zu jüdischen Friedhöfen und zu Sterben, Begräbnis und Trauer bei den Juden von der Zeit des Hellinismus bis zur Gegenwart (JewishCemeteries, Death, Burial and Mourning from the Perido of Hellenism to the Present: a Bibliography) Essen: Klartext, 2004

Wirth, Peter, 1985. Itt Van Elrejtve. Europa Konyvkiado, Budapest. Photographic book on Jewish cemeteries in Northeast Hungary