Children's memorial

September 27, 2011

The unveiling of a children's memorial at Glasgow's Sandymount cemetery on Sunday was the culmination of seven years of effort.

A simple Star of David mosaic, it commemorates 760 Jewish children who were buried at Sandymount in unmarked graves between 1905-1938.

Glasgow City Council representatives were among the 40 people at the ceremony, at which Rev Aharon Soudry officiated.

Stanley Coorsh, trustees' chair of the Sandymount regeneration project, said: "Our main objectives have now been reached and we're really delighted at the support we've received."

The London-based Glaswegian and his fellow trustees have raised £210,000 for the project, started in 2004 after the cemetery had suffered repeated vandalism.

Since then, all headstones have been restored and laid flat to make upkeep easier, as well as being photographed and digitised.

Last updated: 9:50am, September 28 2011