As part of our mission to collect on the ground data regarding the current situation of Jewish cemeteries across Europe, the ESJF is surveying cemeteries this week in the Volyn region of North-Western Ukraine.
This region was once full of Jewish communities for many centuries in the period prior to the Holocaust.
Surveys in the region are led by ESJF Western Ukraine Coordinator Ian Galevskii.
These first stage surveys establish current threats to the sites enabling the ESJF to prioritize new potential fencing projects in the coming months.
Material is sent directly from the field into the central hub in Kiev where it is stored online and used as a resource to prepare more detailed onsite visits with halachic inspectors and engineers and to prepare construction and architectural plans for fencing.