Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #ukraine


Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town's Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He requested the Israeli Ambassador Amir
Maimon to identify the right person to execute the memorial. He
found David Zundelovitch, a renowned Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with
family roots in the town to create the memorial on a site near where
the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the 1790s, once
stood. This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a
Lithuanian! It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery

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