The meeting will focus on the relation between commemoration and creating memorials with regulations in the Jewish religious law. The knowledge of rules which come from Jewish religious law on burial places is necessary in order to commemorate the dead. However, these rules are still not widely known. Can you pick up an overturned Jewish tombstone? Can you remove weeds in a Jewish cemetery, or move a corpse to a different place? What are the differences between war graves and traditional graves? How should one mark places of burial? All of these and more questions from participants will be answered by Mr. Aleksander Schwarz.
Aleksander Schwarz – an expert of the Rabbinical Commission for Cemeteries, an expert in Jewish law in regard to cemeteries and burial, chair of the Fundacja Zapomniane (Forgotten Foundation). He recreates historic borders of cemeteries and burial sites, leads searches of unmarked Jewish graves from the time of the Shoah, and conducts his work according to the rules of the Halakha and by the use of non-invasive research methods.
This event is organized by: FestivALT, Galicia Jewish Museum
This event is realized as part of the NeDiPa project: Negotiating Difficult Past, which is being conducted in cooperation with Fundacja Zapomniane and the Urban Memory Foundation thanks to the support of the EU as part of the program Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV).
Free admission, registration required.
To fill out the application form, click here.