Many projects are under way to protect, preserve and restore Jewish cemeteries across Europe. They are being carried out by Jewish communities and Jewish museums, as well as NGOs, private individuals, and others. Here are links to some of these projects and the organizations that carry them out.
(You can find further local links in the individual country-by-country pages of JHE.)
Please let us know of other organizations, initiatives, and specific projects!
Fences cemeteries; carries out other work
The Prague Jewish Museum, the Federation of Jewish Communities, and the Jewish Communities in Prague and Brno have been carrying out documentation preservation and restoration projects in Jewish cemeteries for many years.
Some specific projects:
A complex project begun in 2003.
Database, photographs and other material on Jewish cemeteries and other Jewish heritage sites in scores of towns, cities and villages, primarily in eastern Poland.
Database including transcriptions of inscriptions and photographs of gravestones in scores of Jewish cemeteries in Poland
Fencing; documentation; preservation in much of Poland.
Comprehensive web site documenting Jewish cemeteries in Poland, with lots of pictures
A Baptist Christian foundation that sponsors restoration and clean up work in Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
Clickable descriptive list of dozens of Jewish cemeteries, some with pictures, put together by Dariusz Stankiewicz
Founded in 2001 with the restoration of the Ozarow cemetery
Extensive online documentation for Poland and parts of Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. News and historical information. A project of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
- 2015 Cross-disciplinary conference on European Jewish Cemeteries
- Art & Poetry
- Essays, op-eds, and other articles
- General online resources
- How to & Best Practices
- JHE’s Jewish cemetery news posts
- Legislation regarding cemeteries
- Video: Jewish Cemeteries Session, 2013 Conference on Managing Jewish Immovable Heritage
- Your Cemetery Projects & Crowd-funding
- Your Questions: the European Jewish Cemeteries Advisory Network (EJCAN)