(JTA) – Volunteers have rescued dozens of Jewish headstones used to pave a street in the western Ukraine city Lviv.
“The whole street is made from matzevot,” Sasha Nazar, director of the Lviv Volunteer Center of the Hesed Arieh All-Ukrainian Jewish Charitable Foundation told Jewish Heritage Europe, using the Hebrew word for gravestones. He said he was notified about the discovery last week, after city workers began roadwork on the street, vul. Barvinok in central Lviv. The Lviv Volunteer Center organized volunteers to work at the site this week to rescue the headstones. [Read more…]