May 21, 2019

Website for 2019-20 ESJF surveys launched

As part of the project co-funded by the European Commission, the ESJF is currently surveying 1,500 Jewish cemetery sites across Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Now, the ESJF is delighted to announce the launch of a website dedicated to this project, which can be found at esjf-surveys.org.

On the website, visitors can find more information on the ESJF survey project. Under the title “Protecting the Jewish cemeteries of Europe: a full mapping process with research and monitoring and individual costed proposals for protection”, it will run from 2019 until 2020. One of the main outputs of the ongoing project is the open source, free-to-all database, which serves as a repository for information gathered from the ESJF-surveyed cemetery sites in the five project countries. Each cemetery is listed with GPS coordinates and instructions on how to access it (which is particularly important for cemeteries which are unlisted or difficult to locate). Photos, perimeter maps, and detailed descriptions all help to provide an overview of the physical condition of the cemeteries. When available, 360 degree views of the cemeteries, taken by our drones, are added to show the site from above.

The database is constantly expanding, updated regularly with new sites and historical information.

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