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Cemetery Identification
Cemetery ID: BEL-01471
Cemetery Name:
Cemetery Location
Country: Belarus
City: Rakov  
Street: Pushkin Street next to Market Street
Cemetery Details
Number of Burials: 909
Number of Photographs: 911
Cemetery Description: It is said that the Jews bought the land for Rakov Cemeter in 1684. In 1956 the local authorities built a grocery store and a market on this plot. In 2002 the Hurovetz family from South Afrika and the Grinholtz family from Israel donated money and a fence was built around the cemetery. A mass grave for 132 young Jewish people, murdered by the Nazi in the beginning of WWII, is in the Rakov Cemetery. Rakow Cemetery data was contributed by Ruth Wilnai.The compilation of the data was done by Oleg Kosov and Yuri Dorn of the Jewish Heritage Research Group.
Data last updated: 05/01/2006

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