Translations required

Our report on our fieldwork in Oświęcim is coming soon. As part of our commitment to the documentation of the Jewish cemetery in Oświęcim, we now require some assistance translating the inscriptions on a small amount of matzevot recorded during the fieldwork in August 2016. The inscriptions need to be translated from Hebrew to English … Continue reading Translations required

Review Article: Cemetery Research

Jewish Heritage Europe reviews the archaeological methods that we use for our research. "Ground-penetrating radar and other new, non-invasive technologies are important new tools in research on Jewish (and other) burial places, including cemeteries as well as death camps and other Holocaust sites. These technologies can help pinpoint grave sites and buried tombstones, establish cemetery boundaries, … Continue reading Review Article: Cemetery Research

Survey completed in Oswiecim Jewish cemetery

A major new research and reconciliation project exploring cultural and physical genocide in Jewish cemeteries launched in August 2016 with the mapping and restoration of Oświęcim Jewish cemetery (Poland). The cemetery was desecrated by the Nazis during the Second World War and the matzevah were damaged and removed from the cemetery to be used in construction … Continue reading Survey completed in Oswiecim Jewish cemetery