Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spain -- Construction on Site of Ancient Toledo Jewish Cemetery

Sam Gruber reports in his blog that controversy is brewing over excavation for new construction on the site recognized as the medieval Jewish cemetery in Toledo, Spain. There is already a school on the site, built in the 80’s that destroyed a great part of the cemetery. The new excavation is for expansion of the school. He suggests that "the only solution in such a case must be to halt new excavation in any area that can be confirmed to hold graves. It is possible that some surface construction can be allowed that would ultimately protect the graves. "

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