Июнь 30, 2017

Rededication ceremony at the recently fenced Jewish cemetery in Radvanka, Ukrainian Zakarpatia

On May 23rd, a rededication ceremony was held on the newly fenced Jewish cemetery in Radvanka, Zakarpatia oblast, that was neglected for decades. Zakarpatia is a region with the highest density of Jewish burial sites in Eastern Europe.

The ceremony was attended by Jens Kraus-Masse, Head of Consular and Legal Department of the German Embassy, and Consul of Hungary in Uzhgorod Dr. Cheh Aron, and the Vice-Consul of Slovakia Ladislava Gunarova.

ESJF CEO Philip Carmel thanked the Chief administrator of the executive committee of Uzhgorod City Council, Olena Makara and the Deputy Governor of Zakarpatia Oleksandr Petik for the invaluable assistance in the protection of the cemetery.

The ceremony was also attended by the Vizel family from the USA, whose descendent was the rabbai in this town before the World War II and is buried in this cemetery. Also in attendance was the rabbai of Uzhgorod Menakhem-Mendel Wilhelm and the Head of the Jewish community of Uzhgorod Mykhaylo Halyn.

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