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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 22

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Friday, November 15, 1968
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'sPalm Beach Post. Friday. Nov. 13. 1968 Prague's Jews Cherish Cemetery grounds under the Nazi occu pation, the Jews went for PRA(,l'K (AI'i This clusters of densely packed .lews. it-' did Jewish cemetery, tombstones, is a poignant relic It is cherished by Prague's with mounds ol graves and ni the history of east European Jewish community, which now walks on the narrow paths under the trees and their children played among the tombstones ... fU FOR Th c 5 --lyiSELV" 14 W. The inscriptions on the blackened stone are becoming illegible as the sandstone disintegrates. Many tombstones bear simple images like a pair of scissors to indicate the deceased was a tailor, or figures of a deer, a bear or a goose to signify the name. The walled Jewish ghetto in Prague, with its seven doors, was razed just alter the turn of the century and part of the cemetery was taken in YMi for a road. Bones were exhumed and transferred to a mound, and the tombstones had to be erected among the others or in the surrounding walls. Thousands visit the cemetery each year and many of the tombstones have small pebbles on them, put there by visitors who follow a Jewish tradition of placing stones instead of flowers at graves. Although the cemetery hasn't been used for burial for nearly 200 years, it was more than a historic relic during World War 11. Denied entrance to parks and play 100 EXTRA TOP VALUE STAMPS TIME TO TALK TURKEY AGAIN! nonto kiruj rno runire ucu j a rooties Film Showing Sol BEl.I.E (JLADE - "Pit of Despair," a motion picture depicting the evils of the use of narcotics, will be shown at 7:;t0 tonight in the multi purpose room at the Municipal Library. Detective I.t. Ed Chisholm and patrolman Horace Throp of the Belle ' Hade police department, will present the program as a community service. All parents and teenagers are invited to attend the showing of the film that has been made available to certain groups of school teachers, civic clubs and social WITH THE PURCHASE OF $5.00 OR MORE TURKEYS, CAPONS OR ROASTERS ' U. S. CHOICE CHUCK ROAST WITH THIS COUPON AT EARL'S MARKET VOID AFTER SAT. '116 lCM GIFTS TO THIN II I ,,,s ,,KAI) I by Swank I ft to m p j A I- - ft mij.iii ni lil itlA ""- ft HW"W ''w,''-rt' or STEAKS lb. XZJ OSCAR MAYER SLICED RIB END PORK LOIN ROAST numbers about 2.IXK) and underwent another exodus alter the Warsaw7 Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. "I don't know how many left in August," said an old woman visiting the Walles Cemetery. "But several did and now we are not even 3,000 in Prague." There used to be nearly "W.OOO Jews in Prague before World War II. A man nearby shrugged and said: "Some left, we don'f know if they will come back." Moscow propaganda before and after the invasion has carried charges of "Zionism" against some of those connected with Czechoslovakia's Communist reform movement. Among Jews who resigned or were fired from big jobs since August are Deputy Premier Ota Sik and Prantisek Kriegel, former head of the National Front. Eduard (joldstuecker, a Czech Jew who remained out of the country, has come under Soviet attack for his activities as head of the Czechoslovak Writers Union. The anti-Semitic tone of some attacks originating inside the country even prompted Communist party chief Alexander Dubcek to condemn anti-Semitism in an Oct. 11) speech. There are no statistics, but informed people say less than la.OOO Jews remain in Czechoslovakia from nouulation of about 110,00(1 before World War II. The cemetery, used for burials from the 15th to the ISth centuries, reflects the restrictions of ghetto life. It is contained in an irregular plot hemmed in by buildings a few docks from Prague's Old Town Square. There are 12.000 tombstone in the cemetery, but no one knows how many are buried there. Because of lack of space, in some places there are as many as 12 layers of graves and many tombstones were covered up as layers of earth were placed over existing graves to create new burial space. "he packed tombstones range from simple stone slabs to tombs with a headstone and a roof. They have Hebrew inscriptions with names, dates and sometimes eulogies. The oldest tombstone is of Abgidor Karo, dated April 2a, Germans Study Suicide Rate oleo 2,b,29 EARL'S FAMOUS LEAN j. t GROUND o $1,39 BEEF 0 tbs. II milk 3cT::,29 Apple Sauce 2 235' VAN CAMPS Pork & Beans 2 Cans 49 SUNSHINE K ib. Iw ha? PJIJ mli excludin9 increased from 2,.?2 in to 3,209 in 1'JtiT. out of a population of about Ki million. The series of suicides by government officials and others last month in Bonn, some of whom are suspected of belonging to a Communist spy ring, is only one episode in the phenomenon. Bonn, where many officials lead lonely and secluded lives, are badly paid and have meager chances of promotion, is a suicide-prone city. It is also an exception to the rule that male suicides far outnumber le-male; the number of suicides U.S. NO. 1 WHITE POTATOES Jade East Sets Exhilarating fragrance with the assured sophistication of today. After Shave, from 2.50 Cologne, from S', BONN, The State Parliament of North Rhine-Westpha-lia is preparing a law which will make it obligatory for health officials, by giving professional advice, to try to prevent people suffering from depression or nervous disorders from taking their own lives. This is the latest measure in the campaign against suicide in West Germany, where each year 12,000 people are officially known to commit suicide and the real figure is believed to be much higher. The number of attempted suicides is more than 60.000, and more than a million people are said to be suffering from depression which could lead to self-destruction. North Rhine-Westphalia, I Instate which contains the gloomy industrial townships of the Ruhr and the federal capital, Bonn, is one of the worst hit by the suicide epidemic in recent years. Suicides in North Rhine-Westphalia have cigarettes lbs. with $5.00 order or more I 0 KRAFT Aft MIRACLE WHIP 49 With $3.00 groc. order or over excluding cigarettes is equally divided between the sexes. A Bonn newspaper recently raised the question whether the peculiar weather in the capital, which is usually overcast and is subject to sudden violent storms and changes of pressure, could be a predisposing factor to suicide. 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