Switzerland / French-Speaking Switzerland


Old Jewish Cemetery of Carouge

Rue de la Fontenette, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland

Before Jews were able to settle in Geneva, the neighboring city of Carouge (at the time part of the Kingdom of Sardinia) opened its doors to them around 1779.

The sole remaining Jewish vestige is the old cemetery, which was restored in 1996.

The new cemetery, in the franco-Swiss border town of Veyrier, contains the graves of numerous luminaries, such as the writer Albert Cohen.