Over 80 years ago, the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery in the southern part of Belarus witnessed a devastating act as the cemetery was dismantled and headstones were desecrated and repurposed. In a poignant turn of events, these remnants of a bygone era, discovered over the last two decades, will soon find a dignified resting place in a remarkable memorial. Join us on January 14th as we unravel the incredible story behind this project, shedding light on the disappearance of the cemetery, the fate of the matzevot, and the crucial role played by The Together Plan in preserving Brest’s rich Jewish heritage.
The memorial, a testament to Brest’s vibrant Jewish history, serves as a solemn acknowledgment and honouring of the community that tragically perished during the Holocaust. Beyond its commemorative purpose, the project aims to educate visitors about the contemporary Jewish community in Brest. During the event on January 14th, we will delve into the disappearance of the cemetery, the journey of the salvaged headstones, and how The Together Plan became an instrumental force in this restoration effort. Learn about the progress made so far, future plans, and the pivotal role this memorial plays in preserving Jewish history.
Recording and Participation:
For those unable to attend on January 14th, rest assured, the event will be recorded, ensuring that the story of this extraordinary project reaches a wider audience. Discover the resilience of a community, the significance of preserving historical landmarks, and how this memorial stands not only as a tribute to the past but as a pillar of support for the thriving Jewish community in Brest today.
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