JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents . The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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