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Synagogue: Judiska Församlingen i Malmö, Box 4198, Malmö 203 13. Tel: 46-40-611 84 60   Fax: 46-40-23 44 69. Orthodox. Built 1903.  Website


January 13, 2009: Molotov cocktails were thrown inside and outside the burial chapel at the old Jewish cemetery on Föreningsgatan in central Malmö. Malmö police confirm that this is the third time in recent weeks that the chapel has been the target of attacks.


Cemetery: ternational Jewish Cemetery Project - Sweden "While the law limiting Jews to Stockholm, Goteborg, Norrkoping and Karlskrona was erased in 1870, the first official record of residents of "Mosaic Persuasion" in Malmohus Province actually dates to 1862. Then, a German merchant called Isaac Leipziger, his wife, daughter and their servants, became Malmo's first official Jewish residents. Yet according to the population register of 1870, 251 Jews were residents of the Malmohus Province, with 209 in Malmo proper. ... On December 2nd, 1871, the Jewish Community of Malmo was officially established and, shortly after that, recognized by the Malmo municipality. The first Jewish institution, the cemetery, was established in 1872. A community board began to function in 1873, and the religious school hired its first melamed in 1895. ... The most significant milestone in Malmo Jewish history is WWII. Numerous Danish Jews who fled for their lives were well received in Malmo in 1943 and 1944, and thousands of concentration camp survivors found refuge here, thanks to the actions of the heroic Count Folke Bernadotte. Sadly, between 20 and 30 perished shortly after their arrival, and a large "refugee grave" section fills Malmo's old Jewish cemetery, marked by a memorial monument created by Swedish-Jewish artist Willy Gordon. Michel Rabinovitch, the son of Shalom Aleichem, the granddaddy of Yiddishist writers who lived for a time in Copenhagen, is also buried here. " See full story at [January 2009]

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