IN PHOTOS: European Youth Restoring One of France's Oldest Jewish Cemetery

Comprising nearly 3000 tombs and 2 hectares of land with tombs dating back to the 17th century.

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A youth group helps to restore a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne on August 18, 2015.Credit: AFP
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A group of young Belgians and Germans are working to repair and restore the site, considered to be one of the largest and oldest Jewish cemeteries in France.

Comprising nearly 3000 tombs and 2 hectares of land with tombs dating back to the 17th century.

Wheel barrels, shovels and other materials used to help restore a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne on August 18, 2015.Credit: AFP
The dilapidated tombs of a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne that is currently undergoing a restoration project. Credit: AFP
A Jewish cemetery in Bayonne that is currently undergoing a restoration project.Credit: AFP
A man takes away soil covering Jewish tombs as part of the restoration process of a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne on August 18, 2015.Credit: AFP
part of the restoration process of a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne.Credit: AFP
Two women take away soil covering Jewish tombs as part of the restoration process of a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne on August 18, 2015. Credit: AFP
Part of the restoration project of a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne. Credit: AFP
The tombs of a Jewish cemetery in Bayonne that is currently undergoing a restoration project.Credit: AFP

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