History of Jewish Cemeteries

Paradoxically, the cemetery in the Soviet epoch was one of very few places where Jews could keep their identity and demonstrate their connections to historical and traditional roots through Jewish symbols, Hebrew names and other Jewish signs, which were strictly forbidden in other places.


This unique research has been conducted in correlation with contemporary customs and practices of personal and familial historical studies. The chronological scope of the research is from the end of the 18th century, while geographically, it was conducted on the borders of the former Soviet Union. The findings of the research will be reflected in an illustrated publication.