JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Ukraine-Lviv) Matzevot Rescued From Under L'viv Street Used as Paving #general

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 Streetin 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 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".

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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