Normandy Kaddish Project

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Each year, the Normandy Kaddish Project asks synagogues across the nation to say kaddish for those who lost their lives in World War II at Normandy and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. This year, the Shabbat closest to the anniversary of D-Day will begin on June 3rd.

There are 149 American Jewish graves at the Normandy American Cemetery. These names are available to be read as we remember them and all of the Jewish service members who fell at Normandy. Many more who died in the invasion were repatriated for permanent burial at U.S. cemeteries.

Many of the Jewish graves in Normandy go unvisited and there may be no family to say kaddish. Please consider mentioning the fallen Jews at Normandy before kaddish the Shabbat of June 3rd.

For questions, contact Alan Weinschel at