Jewish Community in Egypt

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2014

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When the head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died she was buried in Bassatine. One of her main accomplishments was to restore the cemetery and help preserve it. Now it is basically abandoned with medium industry and some people living around it.

CAIRO, EGYPT - April 18: The head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died and was buried in Bassatine, the Jewish cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on April 18. One of Carmen Weinstein's main projects was preserving the Jewish Cemetery, today it appears mainly abandoned and is partly lived in by dogs. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT - April 18: The head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died and was buried in Bassatine, the Jewish cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on April 18. Journalists and mourners gathered in a synagogue in downtown Cairo for the event. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT - April 18: The head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died and was buried in Bassatine, the Jewish cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on April 18. One of Carmen Weinstein's main projects was preserving the Jewish Cemetery, today it appears mainly abandoned and is partly lived in by dogs. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT - April 18: The head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died and was buried in Bassatine, the Jewish cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on April 18. One of Carmen Weinstein's main projects was preserving the Jewish Cemetery, Beside the cemetery squatters have taken over the land of an abandoned factor and are building new homes. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT - April 18: The head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died and was buried in Bassatine, the Jewish cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on April 18. Journalists and mourners gathered in a synagogue in downtown Cairo for the event. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT - April 18: The head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Carmen Weinstein, died and was buried in Bassatine, the Jewish cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on April 18. One of Carmen Weinstein's main projects was preserving the Jewish Cemetery, Beside the cemetery squatters have taken over the land of an abandoned factor and are building new homes. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)