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ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

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ESJF Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

With COVID-19 lockdowns coming into effect across Europe, ESJF is taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our staff. We have closed our head office in Kyiv, and our employees around Europe are now set up to work from home. We are closely monitoring the situation, but with no clear end to the new…
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Educational programs conducted for 10th and 11th grade students in Ukraine’s Artek camp

Ukraine has been and remains a home for many ethnic and religious groups, each of which has left its influence on the culture of the country. But today these communities are decreasing in number and have in some places dissapeared entirely— their heritage sites going unnoticed, lost or forgotten, despite being important parts of Ukraine’s…
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Consortium led by ESJF wins funding from the European Commission for a second pilot project to continue mass surveys of Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

The European Commission has awarded a grant of 1 million Euros to a consortium led by the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) to continue the mapping and surveying of Jewish cemeteries in Europe, and to facilitate awareness-raising, education, and stakeholder engagement. The consortium brings together the renowned international Jewish education NGO Centropa, along with the…
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Drone surveys wrapping up for 2019 with more than 90% of the work done

The ESJF is happy to report that we have now completed our drone surveys for 2019. In the framework of the pilot project running between December 2018 and May 2020, funded by the European Commission, we pledged to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries across 5 countries: Moldova, Greece, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Ukraine.…
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ESJF’s educational projects underway in Slovakia

ESJF educational projects underway in Slovakia

ESJF has begun its educational outreach to schools in Slovakia. On October 7th, 2019, Dr. Jan Hlavinka, head of the Holocaust Documentation Center in Bratislava, led students from two schools in the eastern Slovakian town of Humenné on an excursion to the local Jewish cemetery.  Students from Gymnázium arm.gen. Ludvika Svobodu and elementary school Základná…
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