Class Description, Roger P. Minert

Following the class description for the class taught by Roger P. Minert.

 

Cemeteries in Central Europe

The customs associated with funerals and burials in German-language regions of Europe are substantially different from corresponding rituals in the United States. The layout and maintenance of cemeteries in also quite different. In this presentation, images are used to illustrate cemetery conditions and cultural customs associated with funerals and burials. The presenter demonstrates how the individual or family grave and its appearance are of great concern to Europeans. The question of death and burial records--often asked by North American researchers--is also discussed in detail. This presentation has been updated during Prof. Minert’s current stay in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.