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See Reflections from 2003

 

 

PROJECT PRESERVATION

A Cross Cultural Education and Service Project

Provided by

Dartmouth Hillel at Dartmouth College (Hanover , NH)

with Co-Sponsorship from

John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


 

The site for June 2009 has been chosen - Sosnitsa, Ukraine!

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The New Yurburg, Lithuania Website
Documenting the restoration effort for the 2007 trip

The New Druzhkapol, Ukraine Website
Documenting the restoration effort for the 2006 trip

The New Lunna, Belarus Website
Cataloguing the headstones at the cemetery for the 2005 trip

 

Project Preservation in the News! 
Read Andrew Klein's article for the Berkshire Jewish Voice [on page 13]


 

 

Uncovering a Jewish gravestone during the 2004 project in Kamenka, Belarus

 

Every year, Dartmouth Hillel takes a group of students from different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds to Belarus to restore the cemetery of a once vibrant Jewish community.  Since the Holocaust, these communities  have contained very few, if any, Jews.  The project team aims to preserve the past for the future.  Through the exploration of Holocaust sites in Poland and Belarus in addition to various interactions with these foreign cultures, the project is further enhanced.

 

Mission Statement

     The mission of Dartmouth Hillelís Cross Cultural project to Poland and Belarus is three-fold:

  • To explore the question of manís inhumanity to man in the framework of genocide
  • Visiting historical and emotional sites:  Auschwitz, Warsaw Ghetto, Grodno Ghetto, and the Great Grodno Synagogue)

Train Tracks at Auschwitz

Remnants of Great Grodno Synagogue

Warsaw Ghetto Memorial

                 

  • To respond meaningfully to the existential reality of its consequence
  • Rebuild and restore an abandoned Jewish cemetery in Indura, a small village in Belarus           

 

 

Erecting Entrance Gate to Indura Cemetery

Righting one of the many gravestones in Indura

Finished Fence Around Indura Cemetery

  • To immerse ourselves in the culture of those who lived through the Holocaust and its aftermath                                                                                                     
  • Meet and interact with host families and community members in the villages worked in and local Grodno State University students

Dartmouth students with Belarusian Host Family

Hanging out with local university students

"World Cup" match between Belarusians and Americans

 


 

 

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