German Communities Pledge Funds for Renovation of Jewish Cemeteries

Virtually all the communities of Baden, from which Jews were deported to the south of France in 1940 have pledged financial contributions toward the renovation of Jewish cemeteries near the Noe and Gurs concentration camps, the Council of Jews announced here today.

The pledges were made in response to an appeal by Karlsruhe Mayor Guenther Klotz who initiated a campaign to raise 335,000 marks for the renovation of the cemeteries in which the martyred deportees are buried. He wrote the Baden communities that participation in the program would “honor” them and “raise the esteem of Germany” in the world.

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