Photographed at Willet
Street Cemetery by Paul Klein in 2007
To show that
Bavarian-born Alexander Kahnweiler was a Cohen, on
his 1840 headstone are hands raised in the priestly
blessing. It shows his Hebrew
first name Alexander, then "son of" and his father's
Hebrew first name. His surname is not on the stone.
Format of the writing on his
1. Here is buried
2. Hebrew name with
patronymic and status as a Cohen.
3. Foreign name
4. Date of death in
5. May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal
6. Date of death in