27 October 2008

Belarus: Dokshitsy Jewish Cemetery

Aaron Ginsburg, president of the Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy, recently reported that the town has re-erected 134 tombstones on the grounds of the Jewish cemetery, which was destroyed in 1965.

Most of the stones were buried under a road for 40 years.

Read more about the group at Jewish Dokshitsy and view photos of the tombstones here.

Aaron writes that help is needed to translate the inscriptions on the stones. If you can help, have questions or need more information, contact him here.

Read more about the history of the project and the group on our related blog, The Jewish Graveyard Rabbit, which focuses on Jewish cemeteries, preservation/restoration projects, reading Hebrew tombstones, Jewish customs and more.