Following meetings last week with the office of the Governor of Chernivtsi oblast, the regional council and the city of Czernowitz, the ESJF is delighted to announce the launch of a vast research and monitoring project across the historic Bukovina region straddling Chernivtsi oblast in southern Ukraine as well as parts of northern Moldova and northern Romania.
ESJF teams will soon spread out across the region, surveying Jewish cemeteries and monitoring their current state. The project is being carried out in cooperation with regional and local governments and is based in the city of Chernivtsi (historically a major Jewish centre). With the imminent opening of Chernivtsi Airport to direct international flights from a number of locations, including Tel Aviv, this project will link up with the creation of important tourist routes across the region. We are grateful for the support and encouragement this project has received from Oleksander Feshuk, Governor of the Chernivtsi region.
The research and monitoring project will also be linked to our new national project across Ukraine, carried out with the participation of the Mayor of Kyiv and the Association of Mayors of Ukraine’s Towns and Villages.