A GRAVE, one might think, is the last thing that could go missing.
If only it were so.
Besides the millions of Jews incinerated during the Holocaust who never had graves, cemeteries were a favorite object of disrespect by both the Nazis and the communists.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, one aspect of the open commerce between the West and the former Soviet Union was the attempt to locate and restore old Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe and beyond.
Readers of the IJN may recall any number of stories about shopping centers and housing complexes planned for cemeteries.