magazine article on restoration of Eastern European Jewish cemeteries #general
Thank you to Phyllis Nierel Simon for sharing an interesting article in the Winter 2020 issue of B'nai B'rith Magazine (https://www.bnaibrith.org/2020-winter-bnai-brith-magazine.html).
The article, "Unfinished Business: Restoring Eastern Europe’s Desecrated Jewish Cemeteries," describes a number of organizations that are working to restore cemeteries:
- ESJF (European Jewish Cemetery Initiative)
- FODZ (Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland)
- Matzevah Foundation
- Avoyseinu (Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries)
as well as several groups focused on individual towns.
Towns that are mentioned:
Goniadz, Milejczyce, and Przerosl, Poland
Huklyvyi and Rohaytn, Ukraine
It was nice to see the names of some genealogy friends as well!
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY