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People who recently visited a cemetery in Chicago were shocked to see many headstones of Kevarim lying on the ground.
The group of family members were at the Waldheim Jewish Cemetery for the Yartzheit of their grandmother, when they came across the downs graves.
The cemetery sent the following statement to YWN:
“These graves were NOT vandalized, these stone have fallen due to the natural course of time and deterioration of the materials used to secure them to their bases. Many of these graves are also over a century old, many of the interments were done without the benefit of an outside vault and consequently the ground surrounding them has sunken in places and caused some stones to lean. This area has a very high water table as well and unfortunately that ground has given way to the natural course of erosion. Eventually the stones weight gives way to physics and falls. Orders have already been issued to repair the monuments that have fallen that have our Endowed Care program.”
(Charles Gross – YWN)