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Four-story Cemeteries

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“Skyscraper cemeteries” featured some of the older European Jewish ghettos. Cramped for space, the Jews in Frankfurt-am-Main, Venice and other cities, until two hundred years ago, buried their dead in tiers. Some cemeteries rose as high as four-story buildings.

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