Curacao’s Jewish history dying with 1600s cemetery

Beth Haim, established on Curacao in the 1650s and thought to be one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere, is a landmark in danger. Steady erosion that is considered unstoppable is leaving headstones pockmarked and inscriptions faded. (Associated Press)

Beth Haim, established on Curacao in the 1650s and thought to be one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere, is a landmark in danger. Steady erosion that is considered unstoppable is leaving headstones pockmarked and inscriptions faded. (Associated Press)

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