The Cemetery Division of the ‘Rabbinical Centre of Europe’ was established with the aim of rehabilitating, preserving, and documenting the cemeteries scattered throughout Europe.
To our great sorrow many cemeteries over the years have been destroyed, both because of age and antisemitic malicious desecration.
The RCE strives to provide a variety of actions in several areas for the preservation of the cemeteries.
A special project has been established several years ago to erect memorials on mass graves and death pits of Holocaust victims. These areas contain the blood of our brothers and sisters who cry out from the ground, as they were murdered and buried alive in dark depths of European forests.
This extremely important project requires a great deal of effort to retrieve the locations, as there are almost no remnants of the facts.
For this purpose, a special team of researchers and historians has been established. They work tirelessly to collect evidence by field testing with advanced equipment. After locating those places, it is possible to commemorate the memory of our people who will never be forgotten.
At the same time, by utilizing diplomatic ties with governments, we obtained licenses and permits for the erection of monuments and memorials to commemorate the memory of those victims.
Approximately 20 monuments and memorial sites have been erected. They were inaugurated in unveiling ceremonies in which local Jews and government leaders gathered. The cites are managed and maintained on a regular basis throughout the year.
We struggle in a war against time to collect historical evidence and documentation of other places, trying to complete and preserve the memory of our people.
The project is carried out in collaboration with the ” Ohalei Tzaddikim” organization, led by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Gabay, who massively contributes to the success of this important project.
We raise our hands in prayer to the Almighty that we succeed in revealing all the locations out brethren lie. May Hashem revenge their blood.