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Germany: The synagogue in Laudenbach is under restoration thanks to govt grant after years of lobbying by citizens’ group. At the same time documentation of inscriptions goes on in the Jewish cemetery

(JHE) — After years of efforts by a citizens’ group — and a recent major government grant — restoration work on the village synagogue in Laudenbach, Germany is beginning — and fragments of a geniza have been found in its … continue reading →

Germany: Three-year project underway to document all Jewish cemeteries in Bavaria — with a priority on the eroding inscriptions. The Jewish cemetery in Laudenbach is an example

(JHE) — An ambitious three-year project is under way to document all the Jewish cemeteries in Bavaria, with a priority on the weathered or fast-eroding inscriptions. The project was launched in late 2019 as a cooperative initiative of the Bavarian … continue reading →

Poland: Galicia Jewish Museum mobile app showcases Photographs from Jewish Poland, from the 19th century to the present

(JHE) — Krakow’s Galicia Jewish Museum has launched a mobile app that uses historic and contemporary photographs to tell the story of Polish Jews and their environments from the late 19th century to the present. Called Photographs from Jewish Poland, … continue reading →

UK: London’s Balls Pond Rd Jewish cemetery, dating from 1843 and the first reform Jewish cemetery in Britain, put on England’s national heritage list. It was saved from destruction in the 1990s by citizens action.

(JHE) — A Victorian Jewish cemetery that was the the first reform cemetery in Britain and which citizens action saved from destruction in the 1990s has been listed as a national historic monument. Historic England announced on November 6 that … continue reading →