Macevas's activity report 2014
(Any assitance with translations are appreciated)
A nice metal gate leads to the burial site where more than 200 tombstones were documented in cooperation of the local school community of Utena Dauniškis Gymnasium.
We appreciate their help and continuous involvement in activities of Lithuanian Jewish Cemetery Project.
Žemaičių Naumiestis (Neishtat Sugind/Tavrig)
There used to be two Jewish cemeteries in Žemaičių Naumiestis. The old cemetery is located in Žemaitės Street, a couple of hundred meters from a manor synagogue. Unfortunately, all tombstones of the old cemetery were razed to the ground and only a memorial plaque marks the place of a former Jewish cemetery. Since the old cemetery was destroyed after the WWII, the new Jewish cemetery was documented in 2013-2014.This documentation was sponsored by Dr. Benjamin Lesin, a grandson of a rabbi of Žemaičių Naumiestis.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. B. Lesin, without whose full support it would have been difficult to implement this huge work documenting every tombstone. Even more than 350 tombstones were photographed. Transription and translation is proceeding.
We appreciate the support shown by a local community of Žemaičių Naumiestis. Many thanks also goes to volunteers Karolina Stankevič, Vidmantė Jakubauskaitė, Marius Lukoševičius.
More than 250 inscriptions were documented and photographed. The territory of cemetery is also a burial site of Mosėdis Jewish community killed during the Holocaust. Some fragments of old cement fence are broken and the cemetery field is an open space for gatherings of local youth as well as goats.
This documentation would have not happened without financial support of Mr. Eric Feinstein.
Special thanks to Andrey Pshenitskiy, who transcribed and translated a full list of epitaphs from the Old Kretinga Jewish cemetery.
Special thanks to Jorūnė Martinavičiūtė and Marius Lukoševičius for taking photographs; Teodora Anulytė, Kęstutis Petniūnas and Inesa Anulytė for helping documenting the burial site.
Almost 150 tombstones have been digitized. The cemetery is fenced and quite well preserved, albeit some of gravestones are sunken to the ground.
Many thanks to volunteers Karolina Stankevič, Vidmantė Jakubauskaitė.
A very few tombstones remained in the area of former cemetery in Viduklė. The Hebrew inscriptions of these remaining headstones dates back to the early 20th century. Close to the cemetery is the mass murder site of townsmen of Viduklė.
Many thanks to Steve Goldberg for his assistance in transcription and translation of remaining epitaphs.
Nearly 200 tombstones remained in the cemetery. The territory is fenced by an old wire fence, the gates is broken though. The cemetery is quite well preserved, tombstones are rather in a good condition.
We would welcome any help with translation of inscriptions.
The cemetery was partially documented in cooperation with Rokiškis the 9th Riflemen's Union and their leader Algis Veikšys. We are truly grateful for their help and involvement in documentation of Rokiškis cemetery.
A big thanks goes to the local museum of Rokiškis and the chairman of Jewish community of Panevėžys for supporting our work. The documentation was fully sponsored by Mr. Philip S. Shapiro.
The cemetery was fully documented in 2013-2014. A video of this burial site has been uploaded online and is available on our website. Old fragments of a former stone fence can be found within bonds of the site; a nice wooden gate leads to the grave site. A couple hundred of gravestones are remained.
The area of cemetery was destroyed during the Soviet period, some tombstones are placed back in the territory of former cemetery. The area is well preserved by a local Elder. Several dozen of tombstones were digitized.
We are looking for volunteers who would be able to help us in translating inscriptions of a tombstones from Hebrew to English (or Lithuanian/Russian)!