The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has inaugurated a new web site dedicated to its ongoing, EU co-funded survey and mapping project of 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in five countries: Greece, Lithuania, ...
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Each of these essays reflects personal involvement or analysis by scholars, experts, and hands-on Jewish heritage stakeholders.
We keep them in an archive -- where you can read them for more in-depth insight and first-hand stories.
New web site provides open access database to ESJF surveys of 1500 Jewish cemeteries, in project co-funded by the EU
The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has inaugurated a new web site dedicated to its ongoing, EU co-funded survey and mapping project of 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in five countries: Greece,
Hungary: the uphill battle to clean and maintain Budapest’s vast Kozma street Jewish cemetery. Part 2
Last week we posted about efforts to clear, clean up and maintain the vast, and largely overgrown, Kozma utca Jewish cemetery in Budapest. We focused on the work of the
UK: Stories from the historic Willesden Jewish cemetery, London — emphasizing it as a “House of Life”
A Jewish cemetery is often referred to as a “House of Life.” Each gravestone or other funerary monument commemorates the life of an individual or family; or in some cases
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Jaroslav Klenovský is a pioneer in the documentation and preservation of Jewish heritage in what today is the Czech Republic. Based in Brno, he has worked since 1980 to protect and preserve immovable Jewish heritage, particularly in Moravia. In addition to hands-on restoration and preservation projects, he has authored numerous books, monographs, articles and other publications.
In this personal essay Klenovský reflects on his nearly four decades of Jewish heritage work and describes his latest book — an encyclopedia of Jewish heritage in Moravia and Czech Silesia — and the current project creating digital dossiers of Jewish cemeteries in the region.