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Obj. ID: 45473
Memorials
  Holocaust Memorial plaques in the New Jewish Cemetery in Rhodes, Greece, 1969

© ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, Photographer: Arshynov, Hryhoriy, 2019

Who is Commemorated?

The employees and directors of the Salomon Alhadef and Son Bank

Jacob Shalem Franco, President of the Rhodes Jewish Community at the time of the deportations

The family of Albert-Oretta Mergian

Description

These four rectangular inscribed marble plaques are affixed to the inside of the front wall of the cemetery, just above the row of rabbi’s tombs next to the entrance building.  The plaques contain memorial inscriptions written in French from different Rhodian families.

Inscriptions

A la chere memoir des parents et directeurs de la maison et

la banque Salomon Alhadef fils Rhodes tous deportes et as-

assines dans les camps de concentration naziz d'allemagne

Alalouf     Mouchon

Alhadeff     Moussani

Codron     Ruben

Ferrera     Mouchon

Soriano Israel Regine

et sa fille Lina

hommage emu

de Victor et Reniulka Alhadeff

Rhodes 10 Octobre 1983

Translation: To the dear memory of the parents and directors of the house and the bank Salomon Alhadef and Son Rhodes, all deported and murdered in the Nazi concentration camps of Germany / [List of Names] / Tribute moved by Victor and Reniulka Alhadeff / Rhodes 10 October, 1983

 

A la chere memoir de tous les collaborateurs

et employes de la maison et la banque "Aalomon

Alhadeef Fils" Rhodes et aurtes fideles collabora

teurs dont les noms avec le terms nous echappent

tous deportes et assassines par les nazis dan les

camps de concentration allemande

hommage emu

de Victor & Reniulka Alhadeff

[List of seventy-one names]

Rhodes 10 Octobre 1983

Translation: In dear memory of all collaborators and employees of the “Salomon Alhadeff Sons” Rhodes and other faithful collaborators whose names with time escape us, all deported and murdered by the nazis in the German concentration camps / Tribute moved by Victor and Reniulka Alhadeff / [List of seventy-one names] / Rhodes 10 October 1983


A la memoir de

Jacob Shalem Franco

President de la communaute'

pendt de nombreuses

annees et au moment de la

deportation des Juifs

de Rhodes dont il partagea

le sort tragique il fut.

Aussi a Rhodes le pionnier

et l'animateur du sentiment

national Juif au mileu dune

jeunesse qu'il conquit a ses

idees et lui conserva

un attachement profond

La Communaute' Israelite

20 Aout 1969

Translation: In memory of Jacob Shalem Franco, President of the community during many years and at the time of deportation of Jews of Rhodes, in which he shared the tragic fate. He was also in Rhodes the pioneer and the animator of Jewish national feeling in the middle of the youth which he conquered with his ideas and preserved in him a deep attachment / The Israelite Community / August 20, 1969

 

A la memoire de notre veneree

mere et grands parents Elia

et Gioia Mergian deportes en

Allamagne par les nazis et

dont lurs souvenirs resteront

graves a jamais dans nos coeurs

Albert-Oretta Mergian

1990

Translation: In memory of our venerated Mother and grandparents Elia and Gioia Mergian deported to Germany by the Nazis and whose memories will remain forever engraved in our hearts / Albert-Oretta Mergian / 1990

Commissioned by

Victor & Reniulka Alhadeff

The Jewish Community of Rhodes

Albert-Oretta Mergian

Summary and Remarks
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Holocaust Memorial plaques in the New Jewish Cemetery in Rhodes | Unknown
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1969, 1983, 1990
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Greece | South Aegean Region | Rhodes Island | Rhodes (Ρόδος)
| St. leof Kallitheas 9 (between the catholic and the Muslim cemetery)
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White marble
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History/Provenance

These are four individual memorial plaques put up at different times in the cemetery, but all in the same place. Based on a photo published in 2012, that shows only one inscription mounted on the wall and two others in position, it seems that these were moved here and installed sometime after 2012.

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Author of description
Samuel Gruber | 2023
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Adam Frisch | 2023
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