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The capital and largest city of Tunisia, located on the Mediterranean coast, in the northeast of the country, close to the site of the ancient Carthage. North of Bourguiba Avenue of La Fayette district, home to the Great Synagogue of Tunis and the Habib Thameur Gardens built on the site of the ancient Jewish cemetery outside the walls. This large garden just west of the Republique tram stationnorth of Ville Nouvelle was built in 1957 on the site of the old Jewish cemetery that was moved to the Borgel neighborhood. Synagogues [May 2010]

CEMETERY:

AB Military Cemetery: Some Jewish personnel are buried there. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information. [January 2002]

Old Cemetery: There was a large cemetery in the middle of town that was moved after independence. The old cemetery is now a park in the middle of town and the tombstones and graves have been moved to an area not far from downtown. Many of them appear to have been carelessly thrown together. One headstone simply states "here lie the remains of tzadikim (from the old cemetery) whose names could not be remembered." This is a paraphrase, but I have a photo to confirm. Several great rabbis are buried there in addition to a monument honoring fallen Jewish soldiers from World War I. Source:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Fellow, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies. [June 2005]

overview. [May 2010]

Borgel Cemetery: The largest Jewish cemetery in Tunisia (20,000+ graves) located at rue Khéreddine Pacha (Route de la Marsa): association for cemetery's preservation; another association sponsoring preservation with burials database; and information. photo. photo and story and map. photos. photo. [May 2010]

 

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