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Jewish tombstones used as cobblestones to be returned to Old Jewish Cemetery
November 20, 2019
A majority of the stones, made from gravestones that were cut into squares, are situated at the base of Wenceslas Square, one of Prague’s main squares, and on Na Prikope, a popular shopping street.
Polish students clean local Jewish cemetery, learn to read Hebrew gravestones
October 29, 2019
As part of a restoration project, they washed the gravestones, removed all dirt and trimmed the greenery.
Authorities are investigating desecration of 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London
October 24, 2019
The vandalism is believed to have taken place on Rosh Hashanah.
Polish organization aims to restore country’s Jewish heritage, building both bridges and awareness
July 24, 2019
A $28 million project refurbishing and documenting Jewish sepulchral heritage in Poland is prompting dialogue between the Polish and Jewish people.
Vandals desecrate four Jewish tombstones in South Africa
June 24, 2019
“The South African police must stop these attackers; it is the South African government’s responsibility to act against such incidents,” said Yaakov Hagoel, deputy chairman of the World Zionist Organization.
Swastikas on 80 gravestones desecrate French Jewish cemetery at German border
February 19, 2019
“It just doesn’t stop; it’s shock after shock,” said Maurice Dahan, the regional head of the Israelite Central Consistory of France, after the cemetery attack. “I don’t know how long we are going to carry on.”
The worldwide work of saving cemeteries and honoring the Jewish dead
June 18, 2018
The ESJF was founded in 2015 to protect Jewish burial sites in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in places where Jewish communities were wiped out during the Holocaust. So far, it has placed fences around 102 Jewish cemeteries in six European countries and conducted mass field surveys of sites.