|The larger grave (no. 48), is Shmuel's!|
I have known of the existence both of this ancestor (grandfather of Clara Saffer, my great-grandmother) and the cemetery for some time. Samuel (as he was called in England) was named on the marriage certificates of his children, and on his wife's death certificate in Manchester in 1923. My grandfather visited Brody in the early 1990s, just after the collapse of the Soviet Union, though the cemetery back then was in no condition to be visited- it was overlooked by an austere Soviet barracks! I am very grateful to all those involved in the Brody Cemetery Project for the massive effort it must have taken to record all the data; without them I could never have confirmed Shmuel's existence. Also without them, I would never have been able to see the beautiful detail, illustrated below, of my ancestor's fine grave.
|Fine craftsmanship (see below for close-ups), not uncommon in the Brody cemetery,|
|Symbolic animals, possibly bird and lion.|