April 24, 2017

Fence construction at Varkovychi Jewish Cemetery in Rivne Oblast, Ukraine nears completion

The Jewish cemetery in Varkovychi contains matzevot dating from the late 19th century. In the first half of the 20th century, it was abandoned and has since become overgrown with trees. The ESJF defined the cemetery’s borders, a process exacerbated by the 10-degree gradient on which it sits, as well as the embankment and ditches around its edges.

The next stage – erecting a fence around the cemetery – began in the autumn of 2016.  As of today, the burial site is clear of debris and all excess vegetation has been cut down, with construction of the fence now in its final stage. Special thanks to ESJF Chief Engineer Hryhoriv Arshynov, who worked to restore and fence the site.

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