Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City)

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Coordinates: 40°44′03″N 73°49′50″W / 40.73417°N 73.83056°W / 40.73417; -73.83056

Mount Hebron Cemetery
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Year established 1909
Location Flushing, New York
Country USA
Type Jewish
Website Mount Hebron Cemetery

Mount Hebron is a Jewish cemetery located in the Flushing neighborhood of New York City. It was founded in 1903 as the Jewish section of Cedar Grove Cemetery.[1] It is noted for its Yiddish theater section.[2][3]

There is a large "Workmen's Circle" section in both Cedar Grove and Mount Hebron Cemetery. There are roughly 12,000 burials from Jewish and non-Jewish members of the Workmen's Circle.

There is also a large monument erected by immigrants and descendants of immigrants from the city of Grodno in what is today western Belarus. The monument is dedicated "In memoriam to our dear parents, brothers and sisters of the city of Grodno and environs who were brutally persecuted and slain by the Nazis during World War II." [2]. This is one of several such monuments in the cemetery.

A part of Mount Hebron Cemetery's Block 67 is reserved for people who worked in New York City's Yiddish theater industry.[4]

Notable burials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Gottlieb, Queens Jewish Heritage Trail, Published by Queens Jewish Historical Society, Spring 2007
  2. ^ "Historian Jeff Gottlieb Creates 'Jewish Heritage Trail' In Queens", by John Toscano, The Queens Gazette, May 29, 2002
  3. ^ For boro, such a trail Jewish heritage map to be light & serious, by Donald Bertrand, Daily News, May 26, 2002
  4. ^ a b Kilgannon, Corey (2011-03-15). "Yiddish Theater Bids Farewell to Shifra Lerer". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  5. ^ "NYC Yiddish theater actress Shifra Lerer dies". Associated Press (Wall Street Journal). 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  6. ^ [1] CWGC casualty record.

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