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International Jewish Cemetery Project - Netherlands

There are three Jewish cemeteries in Putte, a small village that is partly in Holland and partly in Belgium, approximately 30 km north of Antwerp. The Dutch part of Putte is located in the province of North-Brabant in The Netherlands. The burials were mainly from Antwerp, because the Jewish cemeteries in Belgium are not eternal. Coming from Antwerp, the cemeteries are the right side of the main road to Holland. Source: Paul Verjans on JewishGen Digest.

Contact: Bob Drilsma in Antwerp e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . He is secretary of the Frechie Stichting (Foundation), one of the Chewre Kedishas in charge of Putte. He may supply details, as he has a database from the burial book of the cemetery of the Frechie Foundation. Nearly 1800 Jews buried here, who lived in Antwerp and surroundings, were mainly of Dutch descent. Source: Menno Nykerk; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Beth Chaim Foundation and Ron van Diejen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it head the renovation of this cemetery. [June 2000]

Shomre Hadas: the greatest Jewish Community in Antwerp, founded in about 1920, but many are reburied there from an old cemetery in Antwerp (Kiel).

Frechie Foundation, named after the founder Henri Frechie. Since 1910, mainly Dutch Jews (about 1800) from Antwerp, Ashkenasic and Sephardic, are buried or reburied on this cemetery. On the cemetery of the Frechie Foundation a park for Brussels and a park for the Sephardic Community in Antwerp are located. Information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Mahsike Hadas: Located behind Frechie Foundation, burials date since 1910. The Mahsike Hadas is the 2nd Jewish Community in Antwerp and the most religious.