- With sand-coloured tombstones stretching as far as the eye can see, the world's biggest Jewish cemetery is reminiscent of a stony desert. Europe's biggest Jewish cemetery in Weißensee is more like a forest. Ancient trees, bent by age, tower over the ivy-covered tombstones. On the tombstones lie pebbles, placed there as a sign of respect by friends and relatives. Founded in 1880, the cemetery has a tinge of romance and would almost be an enjoyable place were it not for memories of Germany's horrific past. There is a tomb for the ninety torah scrolls destroyed by the Nazis in 1938 and a special memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
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