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ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

PUR ŞI SIMPLU: Salvarea de uitare (video)

05/22/2019

Două echipe de cercetători au vizitat recent circa 150 de localități din Republica Moldova, unde au trăit cândva evrei. Acţiunea face parte dintr-un proiect mare european ce prevede elaborarea unui registru şi a unei hărţi a cimitirelor evreieşti. În 2018, organizația Iniţiativa Europeană pentru Cimitirele Evreieşti a obţinut suport din partea UE pentru cercetarea a 1.500 de cimitire din cinci ţări: Moldova, Ucraina, Lituania, Grecia şi Slovacia.

The struggle to respect, preserve and protect Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

05/20/2019

The British, says Rabbi Isaac Schapira, meticulously maintain the graves of 1.7 million soldiers, in 150 countries and 22,000 cemeteries. If anyone would even suggest, much less dare encroach on these sacrosanct sites, there would be international outrage, he asserts.

The rabbi asks how is it possible that not only do thousands of Jewish cemeteries across Europe lie abandoned and neglected, but cities, towns, businesses and farmers are able to violate and seize these sites without a murmur from the Jewish world.

Resting in Peace

05/03/2019

An NGO is deploying drones to locate and restore 1,500 Jewish cemeteries, memorials to often-vanished Eastern European communities.Spurred by a new wave of anti-Semitism, the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative is surveying burial sites in five countries, with an eye toward enclosing and rehabilitating them as witnesses to centuries of heritage.

Spurred by a new wave of anti-Semitism, the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative is surveying burial sites in five countries, with an eye toward enclosing and rehabilitating them as witnesses to centuries of heritage.

Standortbestimmung. Moderne Drohnentechnologie wird zum Kartografieren verwuesteter juedischer Friedhoefe in Europa eingesetzt.(PDF file)

03/29/2019

Unbemannte Fluggerate, besser als Drohnen bekannt, finden heute eine breite Palette von Unbemannte Fluggerate, besser als Drohnen bekannt, finden heute eine breite Palette von Anwendungen, vom Urlaubsselfie aus der Luft uber Baustelleninspektionen bis hin zu militarischen Einsatzen.

На Тернопільщину прибула делегація єврейської громади з особливою місією

03/13/2019

Упродовж кількох днів представники єврейських громад із західної Європи перебували на Тернопільщині. Члени Благодійного фонду «ESJF» відвідали місця сталих захоронень у кількох містах області. У Бучачі та Кременці відкрили відновлені єврейські кладовища – Бейт Альмін (Дім Вічності).
Перед тим у Тернополі відбулася урочиста вечеря за участі кавалера ордена Британської Імперії р. Іцхока Шапіра, на яку запросили представників влади, що найбільше долучилися до відновлення пам’яток єврейської культурної спадщини.

Faro action plan: Jewish heritage

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With anti-Semitism once again on the rise, it is more important than ever for Europe to understand its Jewish heritage. The Council of Europe believes in supporting “heritage communities” that will ensure such heritage is fully understood and becomes an integral part of the local communities’ narrative. This will in turn ensure the sustainability of both protection and promotion of Jewish heritage across European municipalities and territories where the Jewish community has lived and prospered but is no longer present.

Drones rescue last physical proof of Jewish life in European towns

03/03/2019

Every genealogist knows that a cemetery is not only a place of the dead. Valuable information is engraved on the headstones, which often is used to help solve family mysteries and centuries-old historical…

Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

02/27/2019

RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization that wants to preserve thousands of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe is using aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust decimated Jewish populations that existed before World War II.
The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative said Tuesday that teams of drone operators plan to survey 1,500 endangered Jewish cemeteries in Slovakia, Greece, Moldova, Lithuania and Ukraine this year. Once the boundaries are recorded, the sites will be enclosed and cleaned, the Germany-based organization said.

EU Funds mapping of Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

01/11/2019

The European Union awarded the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) a grant of 800,000 Euros to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern European countries whose communities were decimated in the Holocaust.
The project, which will map and survey cemeteries in Greece, Moldova, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ukraine, is schedule to begin working in January.

Die EU unterstützt das kar­to­gra­fie­ren jüdischer Friedhöfe in Osteuropa

01/11/2019

Die Europäische Union hat der European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) einen Förderbeitrag von 800.000 Euro gewährt, um mindestens 1.500 jüdische Friedhöfe in fünf ost- und südosteuropäischen Ländern zu kartografieren und zu vermessen.
Das Projekt, bei dem jüdische Friedhöfe in Griechenland, Moldawien, der Slowakei, Litauen und der Ukraine kartografiert und vermessen werden, soll noch in diesem Monat beginnen.

Евросоюз профинансирует опись еврейских кладбищ в Европе

01/11/2019

Сохранение еврейских кладбищ является частью ответственности за культурное наследие Европы, заявил представитель Еврокомиссии. Евросоюз выделит на эти цели 800 тысяч евро.
Около полутора тысяч кладбищ в Греции, Молдавии, Словакии, Литве и Украине предстоит нанести на карту, сообщили в этот же день представители проекта ESJF, который занимается сохранением еврейских захоронений в Европе.