Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City)

Coordinates: 40°44′03″N 73°49′50″W / 40.73417°N 73.83056°W / 40.73417; -73.83056

Mount Hebron Cemetery
Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City) is located in New York City
Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City)
Shown within New York City
Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City) is located in New York
Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City)
Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City) (New York)
Size250 acres (1.0 km2)
No. of gravesmore than 220,000
WebsiteMount Hebron Cemetery

Mount Hebron is a Jewish cemetery located in Flushing, Queens, New York City. It was founded in 1903 as the Jewish section of Cedar Grove Cemetery,[1] and occupies the vast majority of the grounds at Cedar Grove.[2] The cemetery is on the former Spring Hill estate of colonial governor Cadwallader Colden. It is noted for its Yiddish theater section.[3][4] About 217,000 people have been buried in Mount Hebron since it opened.

There is a large Workmen's Circle section in both Cedar Grove and Mount Hebron Cemetery, with about 12,000 burials of Jewish and non-Jewish members of the Workmen's Circle.

There is also a large monument erected by immigrants and descendants of immigrants from the city of Grodno in what is today western Belarus. The monument is dedicated "In memoriam to our dear parents, brothers and sisters of the city of Grodno and environs who were brutally persecuted and slain by the Nazis during World War II."[5] This is one of several such monuments in the cemetery.

A part of Mount Hebron Cemetery's block 67 is reserved for people who worked in New York City's Yiddish theater industry.[6]

Notable burialsEdit


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  17. ^ "'Dropper' Is Buried'; His Slayer Indicted – Heavy Guard of Police Keeps Crowd of 3,000 in Check at Gangster's Funeral – Banton Sounds a Warning – District Attorney Declares "Gunmen Are Going To Get What Is Coming To Them"". New York Times. August 31, 1923. p. 2. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
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  22. ^ "Rosenthal Murder Recalled By Death - Sam Paul, Who Was a Witness in Trial, Dies a Poor Man, Victim of Nephritis – Arrested, but Released – Became Involved by Being Head of Association Through Which Police Got Murder Clue". New York Times. January 11, 1927. p. 16. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  23. ^ "Nathan Perlman, Jurist, 64, Is Dead – Associate Justice of Court of .Special Sessions Had Been U.S. Representative 4 Terms". New York Times. June 30, 1952. p. 19. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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  25. ^ "Search Interments - Gregory Ratoff". Mount Hebron Cemetery. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Dr. Schechter Dead; Noted As A Scholar – President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America Stricken While Lecturing – His Career Ended at 67 – A Foremost Theologian of His Race and Famous for His Discoveries in Hebrew Literature". New York Times. November 20, 1915. p. 15. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
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  28. ^ "Sirovich Funeral Blocks 2d Avenue – 25,000 Persons in Streets Pay Representative Tribute – 1,000 Attend Services – Eulogy by La Guardia – Political Leaders, American Legion Members Present – Private Rites at Home". New York Times. December 20, 1939. p. 25. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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  30. ^ "Many Pay Tribute To Thomashevsky – Thousands on East Side Pass Bier of Founder of Yiddish Stage in America – Rites to be Held Today – Cortege to Stop in Front of Three Theatres – 100 Policemen Will Be on Duty". New York Times. July 11, 1939. p. 25. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  31. ^ [1] CWGC casualty record

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