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Lithuania: Report on 2015 activities of MACEVA Jewish cemetery organization

At the Jewish cemetery in Svencionys, Lithuania
At the Jewish cemetery in Svencionys, Lithuania

MACEVA, the Lithuanian Jewish cemetery catalogue, has published a report providing an overview of its activities in 2015 — including documentation of cemeteries,  digitization of photographs of headstones, cemetery clean-up workshops and other activities.

Highlights include:

an international two-week “summer camp” project in August for German, French, Bulgarian and Lithuanian young people

— Documentation and digitization of cemeteries, withthe help of local schools and volunteers from Israel, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Lithuania and elsewhere. The cemeteries included those in Valkininkai (Olkenik), Nemunaitis (Nemoneitz), Senoji Žagarė (Alt-Zhager),  Žiežmariai (Zhezmir), Kaunas Vilijampolė (Slabodke; partially), Rokiškis (Rakishok; complete).

— Visits and updates carried out at eight other cemeteries.

—  Cooperation agreement signed with the Municipality for work on the Kaunas Jewish cemetery.

Kaunas Jewish Cemetery, 2006. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber
Kaunas Jewish Cemetery, 2006. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber

 

Click here to view the full report, with details on each site

MACEVA web site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 comment on “Lithuania: Report on 2015 activities of MACEVA Jewish cemetery organization

  1. Evoking the textures of place signifies also the hard and wounding narratives ,the strata of a history ,emerging names out anonymity .
    My respect and praise for such kind of work : heart and soul!

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