CEME­TERY DIS­GRACE

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

I heartily en­dorse the views of Su­sanna Clapham, who is con­cerned at the “aban­don­ment and des­e­cra­tion” she found at Ban­croft Road Ceme­tery in East Lon­don ( JC, Oc­to­ber 3). In 2007, I was sim­i­larly dis­tressed at the ap­palling state of the Nuevo Ceme­tery in the grounds of Queen Mary Col­lege. I raised my con­cerns with a num­ber of Jewish or­gan­i­sa­tions but failed to re­ceive a sat­is­fac­tory re­sponse. I wel­come the Board of Deputies’ ini­tia­tive and its sug­ges­tion of a com­pany to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for restora­tion and up­keep. This will re­store Jewish her­itage sites and ame­lio­rate the im­pres­sion that the Jewish com­mu­nity has no re­spect for its her­itage or its dead. He­len Ve­goda Ar­ley Hill, Bris­tol

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