More than half a dozen projects to document, maintain, and/or restore Jewish cemeteries are among 26 Jewish heritage and culture grants awarded by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
The Association announced the grants on Thursday. Applications for 62 projects had been submitted. The total grants awarded amount to 120,000 zloty (€26,000).
The Jewish cemetery grants include:
- An award of 5,500 zloty (€1,200) to the Fundacja Zapomniane for a project called “Reference Points – Marking 40 Jewish War Graves with Wooden Matzevot.”
- An award of 4,200 zloty (€915) to the Gliwicka 66 Association for Stage 1 of an inventory of tombstones at the Jewish cemetery in Tarnowskie Góry
- An award of 5,000 zloty (€1,100) to the Antyschematy 2 Foundation for a project called “Save from oblivion. The Jewish cemetery in Ryglice”
- An award of 8,000 zloty (€1,750) to the Popiela Family Centrum Foundation for the latest in a series of commemorative projects at Jewish cemeteries called “People, not numbers,” in Nowy Targ
- An award of 5,000 zloty (€1,100) to the Museum of Zagłębie in Będzin for the project called “Jewish Cemetery in Będzin – a valuable monument of the multicultural property of the city’s past.”
- An award of 6,000 zloty (€1,300) to the Society of Friends of Janowiec nad Wisłą for Stage 1 of a project called “Bringing out of oblivion. Commemoration of the Jewish cemetery in Janowiec nad Wisłą”
- A grant of 4,000 zloty (€900) to the Foundation for the Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries for work on a database of inscriptions of gravestones of the Jewish cemeteries in Wadowice, Andrychów, Milówka and Myślenice.
The other grant-winning projects included Jewish culture festivals, the publication of a Jewish guidebook to the Jelenia Gora region, the publication of an English translation of a book on the Litzmannstadt (Lodz) Ghetto by Joanna Podolska, and various commemorative and educational projects.