Jewish cemetery in Jędrzejów has been closed for burials for decades already. During the WWII, and afterwards, tombstones were used for some construction works in the city. The area of the cemetery was desacrated and devastated, some remaining matzevot fell down and were covered by debris, grass.
The project was greatly supported by the local authorities: municipal services cut lawns over the whole area, while the mayor of Jędrzejów – Marcin Piszczek – accompanied The Machers with their work in person.
We managed to rake grass, uncover the tombstones, clean it of moss and dirt. We also set a new information board that makes all visitors aware of the place.
Before the action, volunteers took part in the workshops on Jewish material heritage maintenance when they learned about the specific regulations related to Jewish cemeteries. All the works were conducted in pursuance of Jewish law and tradition.