Friday, January 13, 2012

New doc features Jewish cemetery in Germany

The Los Angeles Times has reviewed a new documentary about the Weissensee Jewish cemetery in East Berlin.
Among other things, the review notes how many of the honored WWI dead were members of the German elite.

Welcome The Cemetery Record to this blog

Came across a web publication The Cemetery Record today, and just added it to this blog. You will find it in the righthand column

Friday, January 6, 2012

Update: Man arrested in New Jersey cemetery heist

Police have arrested a man in the case of metal cemetery urns stolen in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

N.J. cops probe theft of metal from cemetery

Police in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, are investigating the theft of precious metals from cemetery displays.
I've written before about the fact that such thievery is a negative externality; specifically, already strapped law-enforcement and judicial resources are forced to be stretched even further to investigate and adjudicate these crimes.
Resolved for 2012: to explore how such increased negative externalities might, in fact, help boost the cause for green cemeteries. Given how squeamish some folks seem to be regarding natural burial - despite that fact it was perfectly fine up until the last 150 years or so - perhaps part of the sales pitch should be that green cemeteries reduce crime.
Photo credit: Jose F. Moreno/Courier-Post