Provincia di Pisa
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A Jewish cemetery since 1674. From a historical point of view, the cemetery itself is an attestation to the composition of the Jewish community in Pisa, who welcomed Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At the end of the eighteenth century, the cemetery had an increase of the Jews of Italian origin, particularly from Ferrara, Rome, Florence, Ancona and the Marche. In the next two centuries Pisa attracted Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally there are the graves of Jewish soldiers who fell during the First World War and Jewish victims of fascist violence, massacred during the Nazi persecution. The names of those who disappeared and were deported to extermination camps are also remembered on a plaque placed on the wall of the mortuary chapel which is located at the center of the cemetery.