Project to Survey Holocaust-Era Mass Graves

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A new project will survey mass graves and Jewish cemeteries in the Baltic states where Jewish communities were largely destroyed during World War II.

The aim is to identify and repair the neglected sites from the Holocaust era, which often are the last reminder of once-vibrant Jewish communities, according to a statement released Monday by Lo Tishkach-Do Not Forget, a project coordinated by the Conference of European Rabbis, the continent’s main Orthodox rabbinical association, and sponsored by the Conference for Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Youth groups in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will begin a training program this fall. They will conduct surveys of hundreds of local sites starting in early spring.

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