About Communities in the Holocaust
The Jewish people wandered from place to place during two thousand years of exile. Jews were expelled from some of these places places through no fault of their own. In some places, however, they built magnificent communities. Jews lived and preserved their way of life in these communities, raising and educating their children according to Jewish law, marrying, and building loyal Jewish homes. The Holocaust uprooted everything, however, destroying entire communities without leaving a trace.
The survivors built tombstones in the Hof Hacarmel Cemetery in memory of their communities destroyed in the Holocaust, in some of which bones and ashes from the death camps were buried.