Pilot project "Protecting the Jewish cemeteries of Europe:
a full mapping process with research and monitoring and individual costed proposals for protection"
сo-funded by the European Union

ESJF 2019 — 2020 cemetery surveys in five European countries

In the framework of the European Commission’s pilot project «Protecting the Jewish cemeteries of Europe: a full mapping process with research and monitoring and individual costed proposals for protection», ESJF was awarded 800,000 EUR to survey 1,500 Jewish burial sites across five European countries.

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Unexpected cemetery discovery in Novoselytsia

Unexpected cemetery discovery in Novoselytsia, Chernivetska oblast

ESJF started surveying in Chernivetska oblast; we have already visited over 60 sites. In many cases, our work concerns making sure the presence or absence of Jewish cemeteries in places[…]

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Policy officer Maciej Hofman from the European Commission visits Zakarpattya with the ESJF survey team

The 2019-2020 EU grant that ESJF received from the European Commission entails a mass survey of 1500 Jewish cemeteries in 5 countries, as well as educational programs, building cooperation with[…]

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Surveys started in Mykolaiv oblast, Ukraine

The ESJF team began the ground surveys in Mykolaiv oblast, southern Ukraine. We planning to visit 45 cemeteries altogether. In Mykolaiv there has not been a comprehensive list of Jewish[…]

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ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative

ESJF is a German-based NGO active in Central and Eastern Europe. ESJF started its work in 2015, surveying and fencing Jewish cemeteries in order to protect them from destruction. With funding from the European Union, ESJF is now taking this work on a different scale. Using cutting-edge drone technology and in-depth historical research as part of its new project, ESJF is mapping around 1,500 Jewish cemetery sites in Greece, Moldova, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ukraine, drawing up individual, costed proposals for protection, and setting up cooperation with local authorities and the broader public, to engage people in protecting Jewish heritage across various communities.

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