Yad Vashem is lobbying for better care to be taken of Oskar Schindler’s grave in Jerusalem.
Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of some 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, died in 1974 and was buried in a Christian cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion.
Yaacov Bruder, a son of one of the Schindler Jews, in paying his respects at the grave this week said he was shocked to find the plot unkempt and overgrown with foliage.
“I think a man who saved so many Jews deserves more respect, and the grave should be better tended to,”
Bruder told Army Radio Monday.
Contacted by the station, Yad Vashem said it was speaking with the Greek Patriarchate, which is responsible for the cemetery, in hope of addressing the issue.