CZ: cemetery restoration triggers backlash

Monument in the New Jewish cemetery in Prostejov, Czech Republic.  Photo: Pernak1 (Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)Efforts to commemorate a destroyed Jewish cemetery and rescue its scattered headstones in the Czech town of Prostejov have met with protests that appear to be tinged with anti-Semitism — a rarity in the Czech Republic. The cemetery is question … Continue reading

Ukraine: Holocaust mass graves survey at Rohatyn completed

Jewish cemetery in Rohatyn Photo: Rohatyn Jewish Heritage group/Marla Raucher Osborn  A 10-day survey using non-invasive, ground-penetrating technology to locate Holocaust mass graves and killing sites in Rohatyn, Ukraine has just concluded. The survey was carried out by a team led by Dr. Caroline Sturdy-Colls from the Centre for Archaeology … Continue reading