Baron Hirsch Cemetery

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The Jewish Baron Hirsch Cemetery was in the news for vandalism in 1960 when “Fuhrer” was painted in yellow on 87 headstones. It is said to have been haunted since the early 1800s. Nearby residents have had visits from the cemetery’s spirits, sometimes seen as shadowy figures.

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Geographic Information

1126 Richmond Ave
New York, NY 10314
United States

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40.6212575, -74.15738290000002
Richmond County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Bloomfield, NY (1.2 mi.)
Bayonne, NJ (4.0 mi.)
Elizabeth, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Staten Island, NY (4.2 mi.)
Linden, NJ (4.6 mi.)
Carteret, NJ (4.8 mi.)
Roselle, NJ (6.3 mi.)
Roselle Park, NJ (6.4 mi.)
Rahway, NJ (6.4 mi.)
Port Reading, NJ (6.6 mi.)


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