The Jewish cemetery of Czernowitz (Chernivtsi) is famous – it attracts many people who are looking for the graves of relatives. Even greater is the number of cultural tourists who visit the cemetery. But there was a second – much older – cemetery, of which was said that it had been destroyed in the Soviet period. However, the remains of this cemetery still exist. They need to be examined and protected.
Czernowitz old Jewish cemetery, wall made from grave stones, © Mykola Kushnir
Czernowitz old Jewish cemetery, grave stones, © Mykola Kushnir
Czernowitz old Jewish cemetery, fragment of a grave stone, © Mykola Kushnir
Czernowitz old Jewish cemetery, textile factory, © Mykola Kushnir
SVIT Ukraine, the Ukrainian branch of Service Civil International (SCI), and Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) will perform work-camps in the Jewish cemetery of Chernivtsi (Czernowitz) in summer and autumn 2013. For both work-camps one can still apply. Join the volunteers!