About Heiliger Sand

Heiliger Sand, meaning Holy Sands, is the Worms Jewish Cemetery. With its oldest gravestone dating back to 1076, Heiliger Sand is Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery although it is no longer in use, the last burial having occurred in 1940.

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