Tombstones from a Jewish cemetery were found in Chop
Recently, four tombstones from a Jewish cemetery were found in a private courtyard in the border town of Chop in Transcarpathia. They were found by the owners, who purchased a house on Tysova street a few years ago and are now renovating.
The family told about the discovery on the Internet, and people in the comments determined that the stone was from the burial site of a rabbi's student, dated 1939, as evidenced by the Hebrew inscription on one of the stones. However, local historian Robert Drob corrected all the inaccuracies. He said that the plates depicted in the photos featured mostly texts of the Psalms, as is usually the case in Jewish tombstones.
It "belongs" to a young man who studied at Yeshiva (a Jewish school for boys) of Rabbi Amram Bloom. The date of death is September 16, 1939.
None of the photos feature the name of the man, because the stones are cropped and the photos show their bottom, and the name is usually inscribed at the top of the tombstone.
The stones found in Chop were sent to the mayor of the city, Valeriy Samardak, who wants to install another memorial sign on the site of the former Jewish cemetery.
During the period of Soviet rule, the cemetery was completely destroyed, and tombstones were buried, crushed, and used for other purposes, and the city grew on the burial site.
17 October 2019 14:28