Restoring Legacy: reclaiming the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery
Sunday, January 14
USA 11:00 PT / 14:00 ET / UK 19:00 / Israel 21:00
Over 80 years ago, the headstones that once stood in the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery, in the south of Belarus, were desecrated and used for other purposes. Over 1200 headstones have been discovered over the last 20 years and will finally come home to rest in a stunning memorial.
This memorial will be a testament to Brest’s rich Jewish heritage, acknowledge and honour the community that was so brutally extinguished in the Holocaust, and educate visitors about Brest’s Jewish community of today.
Join us on January 14th where we will be telling the story of this incredible project.
How did the cemetery disappear?
What happened to the matzevot?
How did The Together Plan become involved?
What has been done so far and what are the plans for the future?
Where are the 1249 salvaged headstones at the moment?
How does this memorial play a pivotal role in Jewish history?
How will this support the functioning Jewish community in Brest today?
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