The Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe April 18 #events
A program I thought some members might want to know about...
THE PRESERVATION OF JEWISH CEMETERIES IN EASTERN EUROPE
For Jews, cemeteries are inviolable sacred sites, but Nazi and Communist regimes carried out policies that ruined Jewish cemeteries and often stripped them entirely of their gravestones and even despoiled graves. Since 1990 enormous strides have been taken in the identification and documentation of thousands Jewish cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe. Some of these have often stunningly beautiful remaining matzevot (gravestones), but many have been stripped of their stones and have even been paved or built over. Beginning in 1991, as Research Director the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Dr. Samuel Gruberwas a leader in the identification and documentation of thousands of these sites. Apr. 18, 4:00 pm, PDT. Free. https://mailchi.mp/23aa0ab99716/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5915072
Lee David Jaffe
Surnames / Towns: Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ; Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland, Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland