Jewish Heritage Europe

Romania: Oradea town hall to manage restoration of synagogue, conversion to Jewish museum

  The Heritage Property Department of Oradea, in western Romania near the border with Hungary, is set to take over the management of the disused Primariei (Teleki) Street (Hinech Neoral) orthodox synagogue, in a move that — it is hoped … continue reading →

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New Have Your Say: Why Litvak Jewish Cemetery Catalogue put database behind a paywall

  Last week we posted about the Maceva Litvak Cemetery Catalogue putting its digital database of Jewish cemeteries behind a paywall for most users… in our new Have Your Say op-ed, “We Can’t Live on Air,” Maceva founder Sergey Kanovich … continue reading →

Malta: historic Jewish cemetery gets clean-up

  A historic 19th century Jewish cemetery on the island of Malta has been cleaned up by local activists, and translation of the gravestone epitaphs has begun. The clean-up of the Jewish section of Valletta’s Ta’ Braxia cemetery took place … continue reading →

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Uprooted Jewish gravestones, and their return to 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 →

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