Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Sunday at Pere Lachaise

Yesterday at Pere Lachaise cemetary, I accompanied Naftali, the 84 year old former Polish Resistant who I posted about last year.
We visited the memorials for Holocaust victims in the northern edge of the cemetary. Here's the memorial he erected for those of the Natzweiler-Struhoff camp in Alsace where his father was killed.

I found an old sign from the Occupation indicating only Occupation troops were allowed here
Here's a forgotten grave from Pere Lachaise

Cara - Tuesday


  1. I imagine that seeing a sign showing an area reserved for the soldiers of the Occupation must be breath-taking in the worst possible way.

    Since it happened before most of us were born or were old enough to understand what was happening, a sign that is still legible, that would still be useful if not for the Normandy invasion 1n 1944, shakes us into realizing that it didn't happen all that long ago.

  2. The truth would have a lot of courage to go to a cemetery mourn victims of the Holocaust without wing entrance. It was definitely a horrible time in the world.