Welcome to the website devoted to
sharing the restoration process and the cataloguing of the Lunna, Belarus cemetery.
Project Preservation has
been running annual trips to Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
To see the rest of Project Preservation's work, please view the
In June, 2005, around 2 dozen
Dartmouth students and faculty traveled to Lunna, Belarus, to
restore the old Jewish cemetery there. They not only
constructed a fence around the cemetery and cleaned up the area,
but they also catalogued a large number of the headstones.
This website is a resource that shares the catalogued headstone
information so that families and those who are curious can
search the names on the headstones, read what the headstones
say, and learn more about the Jewish history at Lunna.
Some headstones were
unfortunately unreadable due to many years of weathering and
deterioration, but many of the headstones that were readable are
catalogued here, on this website, so that the information on
them is available to everyone.
A second trip to Lunna is
being planned for June 2006 so that the restoration of the
cemetery may be completed and all of the headstones may be
This website has the
- Headstone Name
all the headstones that were legible and catalogued, the
family names on each headstone is transliterated and
translated into English. On this page you can browse two
tables, one in alphabetical order of the transliteration
of the family name, and the other in order of the
translation of the name. Next to each name is the
date of death, the location on the map that the
headstone is located, and a direct link to the picture of the
headstone on the Headstone Photos + Translations page.
- Headstone Photos +
On this page you will find
all of the photos taken of each catalogued headstone, its
location on the map, a transcription of the Hebrew on the
headstone, and the English translation.
- Map of Cemetery
provides a large map of the cemetery divided into quadrants.
Clicking on a quadrant will bring up an enlarged view of that
quadrant where you can find each headstone by its catalogue
- Jewish History at
This page provides a general history of the Jews in Lunna and
the information we could find about the cemetery.
- Trip Photos
This page provides the photos taken of the restoration
Thoughts shared by the participants during the June 2005 trip
All work copyright
2005 Dartmouth Hillel. Translations, Transcriptions
copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz
Dartmouth Class of 2007