Genoa (Italian Genova) is the capital of its province and of the Liguria region and is an important seaport in northern Italy. The long German occupation of the city left it with only a tiny Jewish population. [January 2009]
Genoa Jewish Community: Comunita Ebraica di Genova, Via Bertora, 6, Genoa 16122; (010) 891513 [October 2001]
Cemetery: Jewish cemetery is badly overgrown -- testimony to Genoa's WWII past -- near or in Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno on Piazzale G.B. Reasco. [January 2009]
"Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa is immense. Being a port city, it has always had a diverse population. While the majority of the internments are Catholic, within its walls are two Jewish sections (old and new), a Protestant section, an Eastern Orthodox section, a very small Muslim section, and a large British war cemetery. The Jewish community in Genoa is quite small, perhaps 300 members; it hasn't really recovered from WWII. The entry to the old section commemorate those lost in the Shoah.
Photo of the entry to the old Jewish section of Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy, from Facebook, American Friends of Italian Monumental Sculpture.
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