Exploring Louisiana’s Jewish heritage

The Jewish section of Berwick Memorial Cemetery is surrounded by a fence of chain along Fourth Street in Berwick. The tomb of Miriam Blum Fortin features references to Christianity and Judaism with an angel at the top and a Hebrew inscription near the bottom.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The five Blum sisters, Jewish women living in France, immigrated to south Louisiana in the 1850s and 1860s, some of them settling and raising their families in Berwick.


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