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cemetery statistics #poland


Martinbeen@...
 

I don't know of any such information but many jewish cemeteries in Lithuania
were "destroyed" in the sense that the headstones were removed and used for
constructing roads. For example the cemetery in Joniskelis which I visited in
1993 has no remaining headstones but is walled on the side and the grassed
area is kept in order. There is a single memorial stone which was erected, I
think around 1990.

Martin


Dave Howard
 

Logan,

I am at the IAJGS conference. I hope you are.
I would like to discuss this topic with you.

Dave Howard
Room 5027

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Received: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 11:30:56 PM PDT
From: "Logan J. Kleinwaks" <kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu>
Subject: [latvia] cemetery statistics

Can anyone supply or suggest where to find statistics about the state of
Latvian cemeteries and their documentation? I am especially interested
in quantified descriptions of:
1) the rate at which the cemeteries are being destroyed (by natural or
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David <ad_money@...>
 

I have just retured >from Lithuenia and I can say that the staus of cemetries
and sinagoges I have seen is very very bad.

David,
Arad, Israel.


Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Can anyone supply or suggest where to find statistics about the state of
Polish cemeteries and their documentation? I am especially interested in
quantified descriptions of:

1) the rate at which the cemeteries are being destroyed (by natural or other
means)

2) the rate at which inscriptions on the matzevot are becoming illegible

3) the extent of written or photographic documentation of the matzevot

If there are any standards by which cemeteries are considered endangered, I
would also be interested in knowing which Polish cemeteries qualify.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Evelyn Waldstein
 

Can anyone supply or suggest where to find statistics about the state of
Latvian cemeteries and their documentation? I am especially interested
in quantified descriptions of:....
I just returned >from Latvia after a 2 week joint team restoration work at
the cemetery of Tukums performed by German and Latvian schoolchildren and a
youth group >from Israel. The initiative came >from schoolteachers Reinhardt
Dreyer (Germany) and Dzintra Poriete (Latvia).
Some Jewish cemeteries in Latvia have been destroyed on purpose. Best
example is the Old Jewish cemetery of Riga eradicated in the 60-ties during
the Soviet rule. Other cemeteries, like that in Tukum, have suffered >from
total neglect having lost its Jewish inhabitants. No doubt that further
neglect is going to be detrimental to the little still left.

The question asked by Mr. Kleinwaks can be best answered by Meyer Meller.
He inspected most Jewish cemeteries in Latvia and has in mind to publish a
book on this subject.
He can be reached by Email: ebreji.latvia@apollo.lv.

Evelyn Waldstein
evewa@post.tau.ac.il


Avi Lishower <lishower@...>
 

Can anyone supply or suggest where to find statistics about the state of
> Latvian cemeteries and their documentation? I am especially interested
> in quantified descriptions of:....
>
Dear Logan
in 1999 i visited in the Jewish cemetery in Windaw Latvia
i found that the cemetery suffer >from terrible neglect many tombstone was
fallen any are broken
i think this cemetery need imminently restoration

best regard

Avi Lishower
Ashdod Israel


Harriet Hoffman
 

This is in reply to message of July 10th regarding cemetery statistics.

In a visit to the Jewish cemetery in Kretinga, last September, we found
many, many stones, over a wide area. The condition of the stones is
varying, but appears age has taken the toll rather than ransacking.
It appears that what remains might be able to be indexed. Hope this
helps some of the questions to possible cemeteries in LT still being
accessible.

Harriet Hoffman, Honolulu, HI, USA


Altersolomon@...
 

In a message dated 10/07/2005 05:27:42 GMT Standard Time,
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu writes:

Can anyone supply or suggest where to find statistics about the state of
Lithuanian cemeteries and their documentation?


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When I last visited the Jewish Community Centre in Vilnius more than 10
years ago I seem to recall a project they were undertaking of photographing all
the Jewish cemeteries in Lithuania. I have not heard what happened to the
project.

alter solomon