June 30, 2017

ESJF special project now underway at iconic Kremenets Jewish cemetery

Construction of a perimeter fence at Kremenets Jewish cemetery in western Ukraine is now underway. The new fence is designed to replicate the original wall of the site, one of the largest and oldest collections of surviving gravestones in Ukraine, which has remained unfenced and largely neglected for years. Prior to the Shoah, Kremenets was one of the centres of Jewish life in Ukrainian Galicia, with a Jewish settlement recorded in the area as far back as the 14th century and references to the cemetery as early as 1563.

We are grateful or the support and encouragement of Kremenets town council, with special thanks to Mayor Olexiy Kovalchuk and Vice-Mayor Mykola Matviyuk. Construction at the site is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

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