A group of volunteers from around the world are doing work at the Jewish cemetery at Okopowa

A group of volunteers from around the world are doing work at the Jewish cemetery at Okopowa. The job consists mainly of clearing and cutting the most overgrown with vegetation parts of the cemetery, i.e. picking weeds, removing broken tree branches. Volunteers from the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Spain, Mexico, Armenia and Poland in Warsaw will also learn about places related to the history of Warsaw Jews, take part in discussion meetings, lectures and thematic walks as part of their stay  .

 

The works are coordinated by The Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

The cleaning of graves is carried out under the supervision of the Jewish Community of Warsaw.

 

The Cultural Heritage Foundation has received from the Polish government an amount of 100,000,000 PLN of capital endowment from which the proceeds are intended for the preservation of the Jewish Cemetery at Okopowa Street in Warsaw. The funds were transferred on the grounds of a special Act on the grant for the Foundation. Currently, the expertise regarding the condition of greenery, the cemetery wall, elements of small architecture, etc. is being prepared, which will allow the development of a long-term plan for the renovation of the cemetery. The first works will start this year. In addition, the Jewish Community of Warsaw will donate 130,000 PLN to the Foundation for the renovation of 23 monuments at the Cemetery.