WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – Two Jewish cemeteries in Poland renovated with funding provided by Germany were rededicated.
The rededication, or spiritual renewal, was held last week in the southeastern towns of Jozefow Bilgorajski and Frampol. Both cemeteries were destroyed during World War II.
The cemetery in Jozefow Bilgorajski was founded in 1725 and the one in Frampol in the 19th century.
“The historical significance is the fact that these are the first two Jewish cemeteries in Poland renovated with funds from the German federal government,” Monika Krawczyk, director general of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, told JTA. “We managed to achieve this goal 76 years since the outbreak of World War II.”
The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland and the municipal offices of Jozefow Bilgorajski and Frampol organized the ceremonies. The ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative participated in the ceremonies.