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International Jewish Cemetery Project - Argentina also see Chado Province
Founded 1 March 1912 as "Kilometer 173", the distance from Resistencia coming from Metan in Salta province. The town is 1186 km from Buenos Aires, 96 km from Villa Angela, and 100 km from Charata. The population of 83,000 is descendents of settlers from Spain, Italy, Russian, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine as well as Jewish families from other places in Argentina. The Jewish population about 1945 was 200 families. 2001 finds ten families left. The empty Jewish community office is Asociacion Fraternal Israelita de Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena, 13th Street between 16th and 18th. Tel: (03732) 428-545. Contact caretaker: Matilde Starcevich or Ricardo Mendelshon, (03732) 420-870 and 420-625. [December 2003]


  • El Cementerio Judio: Take 12th Street (San Martin Street) to the pavement end. Continue on dirt road past the adjacent Juan XXIII City Cemetery. Ricardo Mendelshon holds the keys. Benjamin Levit has an alphabetical list of burials. Tel: (03732) 420-390. The entry has a Mogen David and blue and white doors in the wall. The cemetery dates from 1920. The 120 graves are burial sites for people from the following towns: Quitilip, Avia Terai, Juan Jose Castelli, Pampa del Infierno, Concepcion del Bermejo, Machagai, and Tres Iseltas. [December 2003]
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