(European Union) Grant to European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative to Survey 1500 Jewish Cemeteries in Europe #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Union has granted 800,000 Euros ($922,000 USD) to a project
that will map and survey about 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.
The initiative is called, the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF).
The ESIF was established in 2015 with a German government grant and with
that it helped 120 Jewish cemeteries in seven Central and Eastern European
countries. There are over 10,000 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern and Central
Europe that are in some degree of risk.

The mapping process will employ state-of-the -art technology, including
engineering drones and taking photographs >from the air as well as
centuries-old historical records research.

To read more about the grant see:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/257494

To read more about EJCI see their website at:
https://www.esjf-cemeteries.org/
At the time of writing this announcement there was nothing about the EU
grant on the website.

Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing the information on the EU grant with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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