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Jan
17
Thu
Monument to a Monument @ Saulėtekis school, Vilnius
Jan 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Opening of an exhibition of photographs by photographer Rimantas Dichavičius showing the Uzupis Jewish cemetery in Vilnius in 1964, before it was destroyed by the communist regime.

The exhibition marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Jan
27
Sun
International Holocaust Remembrance Day @ many countries
Jan 27 all-day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked in many countries with a wide variety of events and initiatives, ranging from meetings, concerts, and publications to educational programs and organized visits to Auschwitz.

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945.

 

Mar
24
Sun
Bialystok cemetery restoration talk @ 1st Parish Church, Groton, MA
Mar 24 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Learn about (and help support) the ongoing project to restore the Bagnowka Jewish cemetery in Bialystok, Poland, the only remaining Jewish cemetery in the city.

Panorama of the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery Bialystok, 2017. Photo © Heidi Szpek

 

 

Apr
28
Sun
Clean-up Jewish cemetery @ Jewish cemetery, Tuzla
Apr 28 @ 13:00 – 18:00

On the local Day of the Mosque, young people from a local Islamic organization, led by local Imams, are cleaning up the Jewish cemetery in Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Click here to see local media article

May
12
Sun
Clean-up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage’s first project for 2019 will be three days of cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn. Joining in will be personnel from Dr. Caroline Colls Archaeology team from Staffordshire University (Great Britain), as well as Andrés Rodriguez, Peace Corps Ukraine in Rohatyn, and students from Рогатинська СЗОШ 1 participating in Rohatyn’s Youth CSO Lider program, building tomorrow’s civil society leaders in Ukraine.

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will provide tools, gloves, protective gear, trash bags, water, snacks, etc.

In addition to working with RJH at the old cemetery, the UK Colls team will also be surveying and taking supplemental forensic information at the wartime “vodokanal” Jewish mass grave on Tuesday May 14th.

Jun
6
Thu
Dedication monument made of rescued matzevot @ Jewish cemetery, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland
Jun 6 @ 12:00 – 13:00

A second memorial wall made of rescued matzevot has been constructed next to the 2011 original memorial wall and will be inaugurated. These are matzevot that were buried under local streets and have been recovered in recent months, thanks to the the initiative and efforts of Grzegorz Grzybowski and with the support of Mayor Kowalski and local military authorities.  

Gregorz Grzybowski is the contractor who designed and built the wall and plaza at the cemetery that was dedicated in 2011. 

It is known that there are still partial and full headstones scattered around the city that had been used for walls, walkways, etc. The Mayor’s office has undertaken a program to encourage people who have these to turn them in to the city and receive replacement blocks or decorative pavers in return.

The dedication of the new monument takes place withing an annual reunion of descendants from Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, taking place June 4-6.

Jul
2
Tue
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
Jul 2 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will be back cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery and seeks helping hands.

Over the last eight years, RJH  has recovered 600+ headstone fragments and returned them to the old cemetery. Come see them firsthand. Help care for this vulnerable historic site for the benefit of future visitors and current Rohatyn residents.

 

Jul
3
Wed
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
Jul 3 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will be back cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery and seeks helping hands.

Over the last eight years, RJH  has recovered 600+ headstone fragments and returned them to the old cemetery. Come see them firsthand. Help care for this vulnerable historic site for the benefit of future visitors and current Rohatyn residents.

 

Jul
4
Thu
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
Jul 4 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will be back cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery and seeks helping hands.

Over the last eight years, RJH  has recovered 600+ headstone fragments and returned them to the old cemetery. Come see them firsthand. Help care for this vulnerable historic site for the benefit of future visitors and current Rohatyn residents.

 

Jul
22
Mon
No to Antisemitism in Tarnow @ Jewish cemetery Tarnow Poland
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 11:30
No to Antisemitism in Tarnow @ Jewish cemetery Tarnow Poland | Tarnów | małopolskie | Poland

Just weeks after the Jewish cemetery in Tarnow was rededicated after a more than two-year restoration, vandals spray-painted antisemitic graffiti on the newly repaired wall next to the entrance gate.

It read: “Jews eat children Jadowniki eats Jews”. (Jadowniki is a nearby village.)

The Committee for the Protection of Jewish Heritage in Tarnow has organized a clean-up for Monday morning July 22, in order to paint over the slogans.

“We believe that the majority of Tarnów residents, like us,… oppose all forms of hooliganism, boorishness, anti-Semitism, or any discrimination and humiliation of other people, their origin, appearance, sex, age, etc.,” it said, announcing the initiative. “Let us show that in our city, there is no place for this type of acts of hooliganism.”

Volunteers are asked to bring paint brushes and rollers, if they have them. Otherwise they will be provided.

Read our article about the rededication of the cemetery

 

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