The Lo Tishkach Foundation European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative aims to guarantee the effective and lasting preservation and protection of Jewish cemeteries and mass graves throughout Europe.

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Kurzeme Region, Latvia

Kandava Jewish Cemetery
Kuldiga Jewish Cemetery
Rucava Mass Grave
Sabile Jewish Cemetery

Vidzeme Region, Latvia 

Cesis Jewish Cemetery
Ikskile Jewish Cemetery
Jurmala Jewish Cemetery
Valmiera Jewish Cemetery
Valmiera Mass Grave I (Bralju Kapi)
Valmiera Mass Grave III (Kelderleja)

Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine

Esen' Jewish Cemetery
Haloch Jewish Cemetery
Irliava Jewish Cemetery
Khudliovo Jewish Cemetery
Korytniany Jewish Cemetery

News Archive
Lo-Tishkach Executives Attend The IHRA conference on "Killing Sites - Research and Remembrance"

Krakow, 23/Jan/2014
IHRA's conference on "Killing Sites - Research and Remembrance" under the Multi-Year Work Plan took place in Krakow, Poland from 22-23 January 2014. The conference, hosted by the Pedagogical University of Krakow, was attended by a variety of experts in the field. Read more...

President of the European Commission Shows Keen Interest to the Protection of Jewish Burial Sites

Brussels, 17/Feb/2014
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Chief Rabbi of Moscow and Executive President of the Conference of European Rabbis led a delegation of leading European Rabbis in productive talks with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. Read more...


Heavy damage in Moldovan Cemetery Blamed on Loggers; Swastikas on the Gates of the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery; Stars of David Ripped from Jewish Tombstones in Milan; Russian Vandals Admit to Smashing Jewish Graves; Blonie Jewish Cemetery, Poland, Vandalized; Jewish Cemetery Unearthed During Construction Work in Turkey; Jewish tombstone fragments discovered in Polish town near Treblinka; Read more... 

Lo Tishkach in Renewed Partnership with VAAD of Ukraine in Extensive Survey Project

A recently agreed initiative bringing together Lo Tishkach and the VAAD of Ukraine will link up work between the two groups and share vital information on Jewish heritage in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Beginning in early June, the VAAD will start surveying the vast regions of Lviv Oblast and Poltava Oblast throughout the summer months. Read more... 

Lo Tishkach Continuing Partnership with the U.S. Commission For the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Projects with the Commission at burial sites in Ukraine are currently being undertaken with regard to the following sites. Dymer - fencing for the whole cemetery site and enhanced security of the monument; Pavlovo - Restoration and memorialisation of the Jewish cemetery; Tarashcha Mass Grave II and Brovary Jewish Cemetery - New inscribed memorials, demarcation and clearing of vegetation. Read more... 

Lo-Tishkach Highlights Cemetery Preservation Issues At Krakow Jewish Heritage Conference

Lo-Tishkach's Executive Director, Elimelech Bindinger, addressed a key Jewish heritage conference in Krakow which took place from 23rd until 25th April.
Around one hundred representatives from some twenty countries attended the ‘Working Seminar on the Management of Jewish Immovable Heritage’, including Jewish heritage organizations, community bodies, & government rep's.
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Full Survey Of Latvian Mass Graves Completed

With the publication of the report into the mass graves in Latvia’s Latgale region, all results are now in regarding the state of all such sites across the country. This extensive project has been made possible with the support of the Claims Conference and with a strong educational component involving young people from the country’s Jewish community. Read more...

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MAKE A DONATION -As a non-profit organisation we rely on your generous support to guarantee lasting preservation and protection to Europe’s Jewish cemeteries and mass graves.


Complete cemetery survey: 200€
Cleaning of vegetation: 500€
Identifying marker: 500€ 
Construction of a gate: 1,000€
District-wide surveys: 2000€ 
Metal memorial: 2,500€
Demarcation & fencing: 5,000€
Region-wide surveys: 10,000€

Karczew Jewish Cemetery, Poland © Sebastian Penconek/Lo Tishkach