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Jul
29
Mon
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Vištytis, Lithuania
Jul 29 – Aug 10 all-day

Cemetery clean up summer camp

The Summer Camp in Vištytis aims to preserve the town’s Jewish heritage and prepare information and material for the inventory process of the local Jewish cemetery. Ultimately, it will help to understand about the situation of the cemetery as well as people who had been buried there. The inventory process will cover cleaning and tidying the cemetery from debris and excess of vegetation; digitisation and identifying coordinates of graves; identifying and copying legible inscriptions. Your volunteer work will be a vital part in making this almost lost information accessible to the public again.

The initiative is organized by the NGO Maceva- Litvak cemetery catalogue and Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, with the cooperation of the NGO Goodwill Foundation.

 

Aug
2
Fri
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Szczebrzeszyn, Poland
Aug 2 @ 15:00 – 20:00
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Szczebrzeszyn, Poland | Szczebrzeszyn | lubelskie | Poland

Volunteer clean up of the Jewish cemetery, which dates back to the 16th century

 

Aug
6
Tue
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 6 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
7
Wed
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 7 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
8
Thu
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 8 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Sep
17
Tue
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Chernivtsi
Sep 17 – Sep 29 all-day
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Chernivtsi | Chernivtsi | Chernivets'ka oblast | Ukraine

The 10th anniversary of this “summer camp” for people aged 40 and over, initiated in 2009..

A main part is volunteer clean-up in the vast Jewish cemetery, which with 50,000 graves, is one of the largest preserved Jewish cemeteries in Europe, damaged in some areas and largely neglected. Participants will pull up weeds and undergrowth, clear overgrown paths between the graves and discover forgotten inscriptions on the gravestones.

See details on the Action Reconciation web site

 

Oct
3
Thu
Unveiling memorial @ Jewish cemetery Russocice, Poland
Oct 3 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Dedication of a memorial at the Jewish cemetery in the village. It is composed of  broken gravestones whose fragments have been partially fitted together to form (in part) their stones.

 

 

 

Commemoration of architect of synagogue @ former synagogue, St. Polten, Austria
Oct 3 @ 17:30 – 20:30
Commemoration of architect of synagogue @ former synagogue, St. Polten, Austria | Sankt Pölten | Niederösterreich | Austria

A commemoration of Theodor Schreier, the architect of the synagogue in St. Pölten, will include the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to the architect and his wife — both Holocaust victims who died in the Terezin ghetto/camp north of Prague — and a memorial symphonic concert featuring the music of Brahms, Bloch, Dvorak, Janacek, and Schulhoff.

The synagogue is now the home of the Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs — Institute for Austrian Jewish History.

 

 

Oct
27
Sun
Cemetery clean-up @ Budapest Kozma utca Jewish cemetery
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Cemetery clean-up @ Budapest Kozma utca Jewish cemetery | Budapest | Hungary

Clean-up and maintenance operation at Budapest’s main Jewish cemetery, with the participation of around 30 students from the city’s Scheiber Jewish school. The students will work in groups of 10 on three different areas of the cemetery,  documenting, cleaning and re-painting the signage of the cemetery’s rows. 

 

Nov
28
Thu
Great Synagogue Memorial Park inauguration @ Oswiecim, Poland
Nov 28 @ 17:30 – 21:00
In Oswiecim, Poland, signage at the site of the destroyed synagogue includes a photo

Marking the 80th anniversary of the destruction of the Great Synagogue in Oswiecim, a memorial park will be dedicated on its site.

The site was long an empty lot, with in recent years signage describing the site.

The park is a project of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and has been supported by the town of Oświęcim as well as institutional and private donors from Poland and elsewhere.

Archaeological excavations in 2004 discovered candlesticks from the synagogue as well as the Eternal Light – Ner Tamid.

Candelabra from the destroyed Great Synagogue in the Jewish Museum in Oswiecim

The memorial will include a replica of the candelabra (the original is displayed in the AJC’s museum) as well as a structure containing historic photographs of the synagogue.

Click to see the program

Read an article about the memorial project

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