“House of Eternity: Jewish cemeteries in the Central European cultural area 2004–2021.”
A photo documentation by Berlin-based Marcel-Th. and Klaus Jacobs.
The 45 black and white photos in the exhibition, featuring Jewish cemeteries in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and Czech Republic, were taken with an analog Leica camera.
The exhibition was made possible by donations from the Circle of Friends for the Preservation of the Jewish Cemeteries in Central Europe.
Further information abut the project is available at: www.jüdische-friedhöfe.de
Willesden Jewish Cemetery volunteer researchers Corinne Van Colle and Jackie Asher spent 2½ years uncovering the stories of the many Jewish soldiers killed in action during World War 1 who are buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Encountering many challenges including worn headstones, inconsistent records, and changed names, they eventually discovered commemorations relating to over 350 servicemen (and one woman!). Research revealed, too, their many different family backgrounds: these were the sons of Edwardian Anglo-Jewish engineers, bootmakers and bankers. In this webinar, Corinne and Jackie will share some of the forgotten stories of the young Jewish men, memorialised in the cemetery in moving inscriptions and poems, who went to war in 1914.
The annual European Day(s) of Jewish Culture officially kicks off on Sunday September 5th, 2021. However, in several countries events and activities are being planned before and after this date.
This year the European Days of Jewish Culture will take place under the umbrella of the NOA project (Networks Overcoming Antisemitism), promoting the creation of positive narratives around Jewish culture in Europe.
It is under this umbrella, and with the intention of disseminating and promoting positive narratives that highlight the contribution of European Jewry to a more pluralistic and inclusive Europe, that the theme for this year’s edition will be: