Jewish soldiers buried in Normandy, at Colleville-sur-Mer

In the recent days—on and around the 70th anniversary of D-Day—hundreds of people have reached my blog looking for the answer to the question, how many Jewish soldiers were buried at the American cemetery in Normandy, at Colleville-sur-Mer, just next to Omaha Beach.

So, how many Jewish graves Normandy’s largest WWII cemetery has? Among the 9,387 graves at Colleville-sur-Mer, 149 are marked as Jewish graves. Instead of crosses, these burial sites bear marble Stars of David.

The graves of Jewish soldiers buried at Colleville-sur-Mer are marked with marble Stars of David.

The graves of Jewish soldiers buried at Colleville-sur-Mer are marked with marble Stars of David.

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