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Tombstone for Szeles Istwein with a squarish base that curves up into an equal-armed, unadorned cross

I’ve spent a good bit of time trying to find a more specific name for this kind of cross, and haven’t been able to find one. So, based on the general shape of the cross, it looks to me like most of them would have four arms of equal length if the bottom leg did not terminate in the tombstone. So I’m going to call these Greek crosses until my research leads me to a more specific or accurate name.

Papaschiva Preda

These were not crosses I had ever seen before I moved to Cleveland, and I’ve noticed they mark specific kind of graves. Every tombstone I have found with this shape has been for an individual with an Eastern European-sounding name and has contained words in what appears to be an Eastern European language.

Kristina Safar

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