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Cemetery Identification
Cemetery ID: BRA-03736
Cemetery Name: Cemitero Judeu Novo de Guama
Cemetery Location
Country: Brazil
City: Belem
Street: Rua Jose Bonifacio
Cemetery Details
Number of Burials: 486
Number of Photographs: 0
Cemetery Description: This cemetery list was published in the book Eretz Amazonia: 'Os Judeus na Amazonia', by Samuel Benchimol, professor emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas (Editora Valer 2008, Manaus, Brazil.) Samuel Benchimol (1924-2002) was a Jewish Brazilian economist and one of the leading experts on the Amazon region. His book is a virtual gazatteer of the contributions of the mainly Moroccan Jews that populated the Jewish communities of the Amazon. The work was donated by his grandson Denis Minev. Of his grandfather, he writes that 'In [Eretz Amazonia] you will find the burial records of all Jews buried in the Brazilian Amazon up until 1998, not only the Manaus cemetery. This was the product of years of recording, including in distant cities in the interior of the Amazon where there were only 2-3 headstones.'
Data last updated: 06/12/2012

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