The markers, placed in a Jewish cemetery, are among the country’s very first memorial’s to the pandemic’s victims — if not the first.
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“We were just horrified that our baby would have been thrown into a mass grave.”
“More and more people are dying, people of all kinds: Sephardim, religious, traditional, Litvishe. There are bodies on top of bodies.”
“They found what appeared to be a hand-dug grave, other words it wasn’t done by machinery.”
The human remains were found near the village of Popricani, the site of a massacre of Jews carried out by Romanian troops allied with the Nazis.
“I’m just trying to apply the principle of returning dust to dust,” he said.
The cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York.
“Heil Hitler,” “Hitler was right” and “Oy vey, this is MAGA Country” were drawn on the gravestones.
Lithuania “has many places built out of Jewish headstones,” the chief rabbi admitted.