Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prostejov "old" cemetery website #austria-czech


Joseph Lonstein
 

I apologize if this has already been posted to the SIG, but today I came across
a very interesting and informative website for a restoration project of the "old"
Prostejov cemetery. http://prostejov.zidovskyhrbitov.cz/
The description of the project (thanks to Google Translate) is:


"These websites provide information about the project for rehabilitation of
the old Jewish cemetery in Prostejov, who wants to return this ruined monument
on the spiritual map of the city. At the place where it was in the
years 1801 to 1908 are buried nearly two thousand people, is now a car park
and a park where people >from the neighborhood come to walk the dogs. The
main intention is to return the entire area with human dignity remains necessary
in terms of Jewish tradition and simultaneously allow the functioning of the follow-up
residential area, including the neighboring school. This will provide valuable cultural
monument that will enrich the current Prostejov. The initiator and benefactor of the
project is Rabbi Louis Kestenbaum. We appeal to the general public with a request for
information to previously existing tombstones or other evidence about the history of
the site of the old Jewish cemetery in Prostejov, such as photos, newspaper
articles, recorded memories or official documents."


The links on the site contain pictures, maps, a list of the buried, and links
to news articles related to the project. I have no additional information
about this project or the website.


Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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