On August 4-5, volunteers from The Cultural Heritage Foundation, with the support of local governments and residents, cleaned up the Jewish cemetery in Sarnaki.
Volunteers work in the cemetery consisted of removing rubbish and clearing the area of self-seeders. It took two days to clean up as the entire area of the cemetery was covered with bushes that made it impossible to move around the cemetery. Each participant in the voluntary work received gloves and tools.
The works were carried out in agreement of The Rabbinical Commission for Jewish Cementaries operating at The Union of Jewish Communities in Poland.
Before The Second World War, the Jewish community of Sarnaki numbered to approximately 1,200 people, which constituted majority of inhabitants. The Jewish cemetery in Sarnaki was established in the mid-18th century, but only a few matzevot have survived to this day.
The work was possible thanks to the financial support from the Civic Initiative Fund Program for 2014-2020 of the National Freedom Institute – Center for Civil Society Development.