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Address: Camino Rural
Phonenumber: 49-2043
Link: www.colonizacionjudia.com.ar/sangregorio.htm

The Sonnenfeld cemetery was nicknamed the "Recoleta of Clara Colony" because many of the most relevant people from the area are buried there: Dr. No� Yarcho (the miracle doctor), Miguel Sajaroff and Miguel Kipen (leaders of the cooperative movement), Le�n Sidi (a top JCA administrator) and Benito Bendersky, remarkable author from the Jewish colonies, are among them. It is also possible to see many graves belonging to relatives of famous journalist Blackie. One of the oldest monuments is a collective grave, from 1894, a tragic year when a typhus epidemic broke out after being brought by immigrants from the "Orione" ship. Among the approximately 50 victims buried there is Isabel, the newly born daughter of Doctor Yarcho, who has turned his own home into a medical room. A long inscription in Hebrew is engraved over this group community grave, serving as testimony to the tragedy. Located in the center of the Province of Entre R�os, the town is 335 km away from Buenos Aires, 50 km from Basavilbaso, 35 km from villa clara, 22 km from villaguay and Ingeniero Sajaroff and 17 km from Carmel. The Sonnenfeld Colony was a in the outskirts of Villa Dom�nguez (about 7 km away) and was introduced as a Russian shtetl. Named after Leven Sonnenfeld, Director of JCA, San Gregorio is the name that refers to the nearby forest. Mondays to Fridays from dawn until 6 pm. Ask for keys from Le�n Salzman (in Villa Dom�nguez)

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