Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Matzevot Rescued From Under L'viv Street Used as Paving #galicia


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dozens of matzevot were rescued >from under a L'viv Street which had
been used as paving. Volunteers >from the L'viv Volunteer Center of the
Hesed Arieh All-Ukranian Jewish Charitable Foundation worked to remove
dozens of Jewish headstones that were found paving Barvinok Street in
L'viv. The matzevot covered the entire street -- estimated at about 100
stones. The stones will be placed in the Yanosvskye Jewish Cemetery
where other rescued matzevot were placed. The stones appear to date
from the first half of the 20th century.
Marla Raucher Osborn was among the volunteers and took photos. In the
article is a link to her photos on Facebook. Marla said regarding the
headstones, "Seventy-five years ago there were Gestapo residences on
this street and Jewish labor was requisitioned to pave the roads with
headstones stolen >from Jewish cemeteries". See:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/06/26/lviv-matzevot/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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