Uprooted Jewish gravestones, and their return to Jewish cemeteries

Photo of interactive map of Rohatyn, showing sites of recovered gravestones from destroyed Jewish cemeteries  In recent years, the recovery of headstones uprooted from Jewish cemeteries during and after World War II  has become a common motif in Jewish heritage preservation. In towns, cities, and villages, Jewish cemeteries were plundered and essentially used as … Continue reading

Lithuania: New look, new access policy for Maceva Litvak Cemetery Catalogue

At the Jewish cemetery in Svencionys, Lithuania  The Maceva Litvak Cemetery Catalogue, strapped for funding, has launched a newly designed web site which includes a new access policy for its digitized cemetery resources that essentially puts its database behind a paywall. Under the new policy, Maceva … Continue reading

Jewish cemetery clean-up in Nasielsk, Poland: first-hand report (cross-post)

Volunteers clean up the Jewish cemetery in Nasielsk, Poland. Photo © Jay OsbornJHE friends Jay and Marla Raucher Osborn, of the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage project and Gesher Galicia, recently joined other volunteers for two days of a  three-day Jewish cemetery clearing and cleaning project in Nasielsk, Poland, north of Warsaw. For them … Continue reading