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Venice Jewish Community: Comunita Ebraica di Venezia, Cannaregio 2899, Venice 30121; IT (041) 715012 [October 2001]

Jewish Cemetery of San Nicolò: Viale Cipro 70. Jewish Museum; Telephone: +39.041 715359. Lido di Venezia: (Via Cipro 70 and Riviera San Nicolo 2) on the island of Lido dates back to 1386. Its 17th century vertical tombstones have particularly interesting Hebrew inscriptions. A fenced wood exists. The cemetery grounds began as a vineyard adjacent to the Benedictine monastery of San Nicolo di Mira. In the 1800s, a new cemetery was opened in an adjacent area. The Lido then became urban. Excavations revealed many long hidden graves. The tombstones are once again enclosed, many not in original place. Originally reserved for the Sephardim, graves faced toward Venice. There are numerous pictures and more details about the tombstones.

http://www.archipelago.org/vol2-3/lido.htm: A massive documentation and preservation effort was organized under the auspices of the Jewish Community of Venice and funded through a public-private partnership with major support coming from the Veneto Region and the private preservation organizations "Save Venice" and the "World Monuments Fund." The Lido cemetery, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, contains hundreds of graves and gravestones. Save Venice at 15 West 74th Street, NY, NY 10021, tel. 212-737-3141 / fax 212-249-0510 or in Venice, tel. 041-52-85-247 / fax 041-52-31-843. SEE: http://www.isjm.org/Links/news8_18.htm

Old Jewish Cemetery: Riviera San Nicolò, 22. Jewish Museum; Telephone: +39.041 715359

UPDATE: The Steven H. and Alida Brill Scheuer Foundation is the largest single private donor to the restoration of the Ancient Cemetery on the Lido and also the restoration of the Scola Tedesca in the Ghetto itself.  Source: Alida Brill-Scheuer, President, The Steven H. and Alida-Brill Scheuer Foundation < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > [October 2005]


BOOKS:

  1. Boccato, Carla. The Ancient Jewish cemetery of San Nicolo on the Lido in Venice . Venice: Committee for the Historical Jewish Center of Venice, 1981. Translated from the Italian by Lillian Hertzberg. DS135.I85 V35713 198 1ITALY
  2. Berliner, A. Luhot Abanim; hebraeische Grabschriften in Italien; erste Teil . (Tombstones; Hebrew inscriptions in Italy; 1st vol.). Frankfurt am Main, 1881. 190 pages. Hebrew & German. 29V4824. Notes: 300 tombstones, 1594-1647, based on Leo de Modena manuscript list (1571-1648). For part 2, see Bernstein book. Source: Tragger, Mathilde. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography. Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.
  3. Berliner, A. Luhot Abanim... - part 2; 180 Italian-Hebrew epitaphs of the 16th-19th centuries. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1935. Pages 483-552. 36B380. Notes: 180 inscriptions (some not complete), 1536-1813, based on Leo de Modena manuscript list, chronology, Hebrew inscription & notes, English alphabetical index including family and personal names + spouse name (if existing) + death year + inscription number. For part 1, see Berliner's book. Source: Source: Tragger, Mathilde. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography. Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.
  4. L'antico cimitero ebraico di San Nicolo di Lido (The old Jewish cemetery of San Nicolo di lido at Venice, by A. Ottolenghi and R. Pacifici. Venice, 1929. 12 pages, illustrated, Italian. S58B495. Notes: 5 tombstones, 1636-1697, cemetery history. Source: Source: Tragger, Mathilde. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography. Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.
  5. Le iscrizioni dell'antico cimitero ebraico a Venezia (The inscriptions of the old Jewish cemetery in Venice, by R. Pacifici. Alexandria, Egypt, 1938. 140 pages, Italian. S39B789. Notes: 300 tombstones, 1481-1756, chronology, Venice Jews history and bibliography, family names index including death dates. Source: Tragger, Mathilde. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography. Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.
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