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Location: Windmill Hill, off Queen Road, Gibraltar

Thought to have been open in 1746, closed 1848.

The JewishGen All-UK Database contains Gibraltarian records, including burials at this cemetery from 1829 until the closure of this cemetery (as well a records of subsequent burials at Gibraltar's North Front Cemetery, Jewish Section). Search of the Gibraltar Records. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK, [December, 2011].

Names from center area of cemetery:. "On the southern side of the Rock facing the coast of North Africa, the site had been a closed-off military area with over 200 years of accumulated soil and dust covering tombstones. The reduced military area has made access possible. Three or four graves were uncovered and cleaned as of 1984. At the center of the cemetery is a plot with a 1.5 meters high stone wall, containing the graves of ten to twelve community rabbis and leaders. Most Jews residing in Gibraltar arrived from North Africa and engaged in trade." Source: Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler. NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, [1984].

"The old Jewish cemetery contains the grave of Rev. R.H.M. Benaim in the ancient Jewish cemetery at Upper Rock." Source: The Jewish Travel Guide. London: Jewish Chronicle, [1992].

For a letter written by the Government of Gibraltar to the Jewish Community of Gibraltar on 17 May 1994 regarding this cemetery, see JCR-UK Letter re Windmill Hill Cemetery. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK, [December 2011].

[UPDATE] Jews' Gate Cemetery Rededicated After Restoration [June 2015]

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