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Lo Tishkach – European Jewish Cemetery Initiative

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Meilech Bindinger
Executive Director

Lo Tishkach was founded in 2006 by the Conference of European Rabbis with the support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Its database, aimed at collating all known data on Europe’s Jewish burial grounds, contains more than 11,000 individual records of cemeteries and mass graves (as of 2015). Lo Tishkach’s fieldwork of surveying and reporting on the current physical state of the sites allows for prioritizing where demarcation, memorialization or restoration are needed most. Learn-and-do education programs have included youth from Ukraine, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania. Representing Jewish religious authorities, Lo Tishkach advocates the implementation of pan-European legislation, making the preservation of Jewish burial grounds part of European Heritage.

See Meilech Bindinger's contribution to the IHRA "Killing Sites" volume.

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Lo Tishkach
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International, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine