Romania SIG #Romania Restoration of Lusca & Valcau Cemeteries! #romania


hfpjc
 

Dear Genners,

I'm glad to inform you that in the coming days, we at the Heritage
Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC), a non-profit
organization dedicated to the restoration of abandoned and neglected
cemteries throughout Eastern Europe, will be commencing
another two Jewish Cemetery Restoration Projects, this time in Lusca &
Valcau, Romania.

As some of you might know, the Lusca-Interdam cemetery, Romania, has lain in
a state of utter ruin and disrepair for decades. The grounds are overgrown,
numerous metzeivos are missing, sunken, toppled, broken, etc., and only a
weak, wire fence deems the area off property to the public.

Ditto for Valcau. Only over there most of the headsones have gone missing
and the fence is in a terrible condition.

Hopefully by tomorrow I will post a list of as many surnames as we know of
the deceased in both cemeteries.

A photo of the current general status of each cemetery can be viewed at
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4066

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4075

After tremendous efforts on the part of the descendants of those interred in
both cemeteries, we are about to start operations in both cemeteries. The
grounds will be cleared, the tombstones erected, and both will be enclosed
by a sturdy, concrete fence.

If anybody out there has any interest or information which can benefit these
operations, please contact us at gen@jewishcemeterypreservation.org, or
hfpjc@thejnet.com.

Thanks in Advance....

All the best,

Toby Mendlowitz
Asssistant Director
HFPJC
Brooklyn, NY

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