"Cleaning" at old Jewish cemetery

2012 2012-03-12T17:27:40+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/mogilki-2.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

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.