Most People Don’t Know About This Detroit Cemetery That’s Only Open Twice A Year
In the 1980s, when General Motors decided to build a new automobile assembly plant located on the border between Hamtramck and Detroit, they evacuated people from their homes, businesses, and churches; however, a select few were allowed to stay in the area… if they were already dead. Beth Olem Cemetery, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Michigan, is still on GM grounds to this day and most people never even knew it existed.
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