Re: [Czechlist] zruseneho hrbitova
In a message dated 10/21/01 11:22:34 AM, tonylong@... writes:
>I think I've made the classic mistake of trying for one word when severalAlways an unenviable situation.
>could apply, depending on context. As usual, the problem is that I have
>neither the pictures nor a complete history of all the cemeteries. The term
>appears about thirty times in the text, another twenty in the captions,
>referring to Jewish cemeteries in Moravia that have been closed byI'd call that a closed cemetery. You could even call it a cemetery padlocked
>authorities old and new for more or less racist reasons,
by the authorities, or an officially padlocked cemetery.
>fallen out of useNo word for that one. I'd just call it an unmaintained cemetery, or I'd
>because their potential occupants have been disposed of in entirely less
>formal fashion (making ''abandoned'' a little callous),
describe the situation.
>or simply (andA neglected cemetery.
>accurately speaking) abandoned because the surviving Jewish community has
>become too small to maintain them.
>Some have been built over, others turnedA converted cemetery.
>and still others exist in a derelict state but are closed toA closed cemetery.
>I think it's back to the author for potted histories, followed by phrasesBetter hope he knows. :-)
>such as 'cemetery closed by the [authorities] in [year]', or 'derelict
>since [year]' and so on.
>Thanks for the thoughtsMy pleasure.