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Tue April 15, 2014
Visiting loved ones at Beth Olem cemetery is complicated
As we get together with our families to celebrate the holidays, we often think about those who are no longer with us. For many, a trip to a cemetery to visit loved ones is easy, but for others, it’s impossible.
For families with relatives buried in the Beth Olem cemetery in Detroit, they can’t go pay their respects.
The cemetery is hidden within GM’s Poletown plant, and is only open to the public two days every year: the Sunday before Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
People are able to visit the cemetery if they go on a private tour offered by the Michigan Jewish Historical Society. We heard from some of the visitors today.
Listen to the full interview above.