Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Correction to link (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen

Yesterday, I posted about the new European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative
new website and I guess the link >from the earlier posting about My
Heritage did not clear and spell check did not pick it up, and it
was included rather than the correct ESJF website link. That link is

The ESJF has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5 countries: Greece, Lithuania,
Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. This is a work in progress - not all
cemeteries in all countries are yet completed. The article will explain
which are done and which are in progress.

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

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:

Thank you to Amy Wachs, Litvak SIG, for pointing out the error

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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