What is worth knowing about Jewish cemeteries? This question was answered by Krzysztof Bielawski during the online meeting, which took place on Saturday, November 14.
The lecturer introduced the various names of Jewish cemeteries, indicating the meaning and genesis of terms, presented the principles of cemeteries operations as well as the forms and symbolism of tombstones.
Participants learned about the customs related to funerals and ways of preserving the memory of the dead.
104 people took part in the online event.
Krzysztof Bielawski – researcher of Jewish cemeteries. The founder of the website www.cmentarza-zydowskie.pl. Jewish heritage specialist at The Historical Information Center of The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Author of the book “The Holocaust of Jewish Cemeteries” and articles published in, inter alia, “Jewish History Quarterly”, “The Holocaust yearbook. Studies and Materials” and Virtual Shtetl portal.
The event was co-organized by The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland and The Provincial Heritage Monuments Protection Office in Warsaw.
The event was organized as part of a project financed by The Provincial Heritage Monuments Protection Office in Warsaw.