Sacred Ground on de la Savane: Montreal’s Baron de Hirsch Cemetery

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Sacred Ground on de la Savane: Montreal’s Baron de Hirsch Cemetery
Abstract
At the turn of the twentieth century, more Jewish immigrants were arriving in Montreal than anywhere else on the continent. The city’s small middle-class Jewish community suddenly had to meet the burial needs of many new, mostly poor, arrivals who had little affiliation with local congregations. Out of crisis, the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, one of Canada’s largest Jewish cemeteries, was established on an undeveloped expanse of swampland in the heart of the city. The author traces the growth and changing composition of the cemetery, from its response to the Jewish immigration boom to such current concerns as security, burial rituals, and modern management techniques.
Place
Montreal
Publisher
Véhicule Press
Date
2005
Language
en
Citation
Kucharsky, Danny. Sacred Ground on de La Savane: Montreal’s Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2005.
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