ESJF Projects
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Ceremony at Frampol school and Jewish cemetery
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Before World War ll, more than seven million Jews lived in Central and Eastern Europe. Jews inhabited these towns and villages for centuries. Across the continent, Jewish burial sites provided direct physical evidence of this presence. Eighty years on, all trace of many of these cemeteries has been lost, the result of the annihilation of their communities in the Holocaust. Centuries of Jewish settlement in Central and Eastern Europe have been erased from memory, along with the artefacts bearing witness to that lineage.

The ESJF project has begun the process of physically protecting Jewish burial sites across Europe, particularly in places where Jewish communities were wiped out in the Holocaust. Moreover, it has identified resources, limitations, costs, and general practical models in order to provide the prototype for  a sustainable, efficient long-term project, with the core objective of protecting and preserving every Jewish cemetery in Europe.

Latest News
ESJF surveyors visit sites in Belarus in preparation for 2018 projects as first winter snows hit the country
February 21, 2020
Teacher training seminar held in Mykolayiv, Ukraine
February 14, 2020
Consortium led by ESJF wins funding from the European Commission for a second pilot project to continue mass surveys of Europe’s Jewish cemeteries
December 19, 2019
ESJF fences the Jewish cemetery in Makhnivka
November 19, 2019
Educational outreach in Slovakia coming to a close
November 8, 2019
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