August 10, 2017

Preparatory works begin for ESJF restoration project at Letov Jewish Cemetery in the Czech Republic

Cleaning works have started at Letov (Letau) Jewish Cemetery in the Czech Republic in advance of the restoration of the cemetery wall at the site in Bohemia. The cemetery in Letov was founded at the beginning of the 18th century and is one of the oldest preserved Jewish cemeteries in north-western Czech Republic.

The site originally possessed a stone wall, made of a sandstone reddish tint. Only vestiges of it remain today. In order to preserve the historical appearance of the cemetery, the ESJF is constructing a new stone wall to replicate the original material.

The project is being undertaken in collaboration with our local partner Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic http://www.fzo.cz/en/. The new wall should be completed by the end of the year.

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