Belfast’s sprawling and monumental City Cemetery, which includes a historic Jewish section, is undergoing a multi-million pound restoration and development to make it accessible — and ...
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Northern Ireland: Belfast City Cemetery, including its historic Jewish section, under multi-million pound restoration and development
Belfast’s sprawling and monumental City Cemetery, which includes a historic Jewish section, is undergoing a multi-million pound restoration and development to make it accessible — and attractive — to
Moldova: Government will restore, clean up Chisinau Jewish cemetery to anchor Jewish history, heritage, cultural center
At the initiative of the Moldovan government, the vast, long-ruined Jewish cemetery in the capital, Chisinau, will be cleaned up and restored to anchor a Jewish history, heritage, and cultural
The ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries initiative has published online its detailed survey of Jewish cemeteries in the Volhyn region of Ukraine, carried out in October 2018. During the preparation
On Jewish gravestones and the stone-carvers who made them: a stone-carver’s thoughts on tradition and symbolism
In Ashkenazi Eastern Europe the carved epitaphs and wealth of carved decoration on Jewish gravestones can be richly sculptural as well as symbolic. Unfortunately, little is known about the stone-carvers
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The scholars Ruth Mandel and Rachel Lehr are carrying out ethnographic research about site-specific artists’ responses to the Holocaust. They describe here what they are finding as they investigate the Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) project by the German artist Gunter Demnig, which installs brass plates affixed to cobblestones, bearing the names and dates of birth, deportation, and murder or survival of victims of Nazi Germany, in front of the victims’ last residence. To date there are more than 70,000 in 24 countries. They start in Norway, where they travelled 5,000 km with Demnig, observing and taking part in installation ceremonies.