Bronx feud over burial plots


The New York Post reports:

Their ancestors fled the Nazis and vowed to stay together even in death — but now the Bronx descendants of a Lithuanian village devastated by the Holocaust are warring over who gets to be buried with whom.

At issue are 140 plots in Queens’ Mount Hebron Cemetery governed by the Meretz Relief Association, a Jewish burial society whose members’ ancestors lived in the Lithuanian town of Merkine (Meretz in Yiddish).

Bronx accountant Bruce Group, whose granddad founded the association, alleges that the current leadership is breaking the graveyard’s No. 1 rule — that plots go only to Meretz descendants or their spouses.

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