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ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Surveys finishing in Lithuania

ESJF surveyed 100 sites in the past weeks in Lithuania in the framework of the pilot project funded by the European Commission. Lithuania is the last of the 5 countries where ESJF is conducting ground surveys this year. The surveys were supported by local partners Community of Lithuanian Jews, Lietuvos žydų bendruomenė, especially national coordinator…
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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 where the historical record suggests a possibility of long-term Jewish presence, but where accurate documentation was hitherto missing. However, something unexpected happened last week, when…
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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 local authorities and spreading the word about our shared heritage. Between 5-7 June, policy officer Maciej Hofman from the European Commission Directorate-General for Education, Youth,…
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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 cemeteries before. ESJF in-house historian, Kateryna Malakhova conducted archival research and identified 16 places documented Jewish cemeteries, that have not previously been assessed by researchers.…
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ESJF survey work covered by Radio Free Europe Moldova

ESJF survey work covered by Radio Free Europe Moldova

The video clip (in Russian with Romanian subtitles) ESJF’s work surveying 150 Jewish cemetery sites in the Republic of Moldova has been covered in a short documentary by journalist Eugenia Creţu for Radio Free Europe Moldova. The news item, titled “Salvarea de uitare” (“Saving from oblivion”), is part of the channel’s series “Pur și simplu”…
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