"Cleaning" at old Jewish cemetery
These days workers of the the village cooperative
"Halynka" are "cleaning" the old Jewish cemetery in the
village of Dziarechyn in the Zelva district. They cut down old trees which fall
down on monuments and graves, without paying any attention to the harm which is
done as a result.
The old Jewish cemetery has existed in this place for several centuries. 1,725 Jews lived in the town of Dziarechyn in 1878. Many of them are buried at this cemetery. Their graves are visited by their grandchildren. However, during their next visit to the cemetery they will probably see a rather unpleasant picture: many monuments are damaged or ruined as a result of the activities of the cooperative's workers.