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August 7, 2012 3:00 am

4 Jewish-German Sites Seek World Heritage Status

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The Jewish cemetery in Weissensee, Berlin. Photo: wiki commons.

Haaretz – For the first time ever, four Jewish sites are among the historical venues throughout Germany competing for placement on a list that Germany will propose to UNESCO for recognition as World Heritage sites.

The 24 German historical sites will be submitted to a special committee charged with deciding which ones the country will recommend to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for inclusion on its World Heritage list. Among the 37 German sites already on the worldwide list, none are Jewish; nor are any of the 10 additional German spots that are currently awaiting UNESCO approval.

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