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"Israelitish Cementery - The vicarage" Hoogeveen Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jerelis

Hoogeveen Off The Beaten Path: 15 reviews and 19 photos

  The vicarage.
by Jerelis

It's maybe a bit morbide to realise that even under the current road (Van Echtenstraat) there are still graves. They were never removed before the construction of the street in 1926. The only objects that reminds of the old Jewish cementary are the 2 visible tombstones and the vicarage, which was built in the 19th century. This beautiful building is now used as a residence for the sacristan. The cementary even has some more mysteries left as it is not even sure if there are some more tombstones underneath the grass, which could have overgrown them. You’re not allowed to entrance the green grass, so we were not able to check this rare fact. Such a shame!

Finally we learned something about a nice little fact. At 1 tombstone the incorrect year of dead has been pronounced. It says 1814 (5565 in Hebrew), but must be 1804 (5575 in Hebrew), according to the death certificate. The difference in Hebrew is only 1 little line ... a mistake by the stonecutter?

At the crossing of Van Echtenstraat and Wilhelminastraat, right in the city centre.

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  • Updated Feb 17, 2009
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