Jewish Gravestones in Kouřim Cemetery

On our recent trip to the Czech Republic we went to Kouřim. Fun fact: this is the location of the geographical center of Europe! Here we went to a cemetery to view some graves of my friend’s ancestors. In this cemetery there was a corner that was reserved only for Jews. I photographed every headstone Read more about Jewish Gravestones in Kouřim Cemetery[…]

What does the Grave’s Location in a Catholic Cemetery Mean?

I knew that 19th-mid 20th century Catholic cemeteries (and perhaps some modern ones too?) had stringent rules about who was allowed to be buried there. My friend from West, Texas (a predominately Czech community) pointed out something to me that was really interesting. In her own words: As I have traversed through many cemeteries over Read more about What does the Grave’s Location in a Catholic Cemetery Mean?[…]