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Memorial Day: Closer After 75 Years

The Elad Association is seeking public assistance in locating the family of an unknown child buried 75 years ago on the Mount of Olives in a shared grave with a homeland defender. A mysterious enigma from the early days of the state's establishment still awaits a solution, and the thread has no end – even more than 75 years later. The Elad Association is now attempting to close the circle and seeking the public's help.

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From Sachsenhausen Camp in Germany To Burial on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

He was murdered in the Zaksenhausen camp in Germany and buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Yehoshua was taken during the Holocaust 84 years ago. His father, who managed to obtain his son's ashes, safeguarded them throughout the war years, emigrated to Israel, and buried them on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. After decades, recently his family members managed, with the assistance of the Mount of Olives Information Center operated by the Elad Association, to locate the burial site and soon they will visit the grave for the first time.

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The Resurrection of the Dead on the Mount of Olives

The website dedicated to the Mount of Olives is online, allowing visitors not only to acquaint themselves with the Mount of Olives itself and the tourist activities in the area but also to be exposed to a mapping of the oldest cemetery in the country and to have access to up-to-date information about those buried there - all from the comfort of their home.

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Special for Memorial Day: The story of the death of Benjamin Meuhas, the first child born in the City of David

Benjamin Meuhas was the son of Rahamim and Fortuna Meuhas, who, in 1873, were among the first to leave and settle outside the walls in the Shiloah village - the City of David. That same year, they had a son named Benjamin, the first child born in the City of David.

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Greetings from a vanished world

The story of the youngest fallen IDF soldier has been accompanied by one single photograph for years. Thanks to the CIty of David foundation guides, his family became aware of another rare photograph that had been forgotten. His niece, who works for the foundation, told us emotionally: It was “greetings from a vanished world”.

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First kaddish recited in 74 years

Closure at the Mount of Olives: After more than seven decades, kaddish was recited over the tomb of this victim of the 1936–1939 Arab revolt. His desecrated tombstone was rebuilt thanks to the City of David organization.

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After ninety years, tombstones were re-placed last night on the graves of four martyrs who were murdered in 5689

The original tombstones were vandalized by the Jordanians during their rule in Jerusalem. After decades of neglect, they have been restored.

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HaRashash – HaRav Shalom Mizrahi Sharabi

The story of the discovery of the boy who the mercery merchant from Yemen who became one of the greatest kabbalists in Jerusalem

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The Mapping System at the Mount of Olives Cemetery

Over 20,000 names have already been entered into this system, and it is constantly being updated through a careful mapping by those performing the work.

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