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Join Save Vilna Coalition’s Demand for Action to Protect and Preserve Endangered Historic Lithuanian Jewish Cemetery

November 9, 2021 | Active

The City Council of Vilnius has rejected requests to restore the Snipiskes Jewish cemetery and uses the site as a garbage dump, the Save Vilna Coalition says.

The Save Vilna Coalition is calling on Jews around the world to join its campaign urging Lithuanian authorities to protect and preserve the Snipiskes Jewish cemetery in present-day Vilnius.

According to the organization, the City Council of Vilnius has rejected requests to restore the historic cemetery, where many holy sages are buried, and uses the site as a dumping ground for garbage and other waste materials.

“50,000 Jewish graves are being desecrated in Lithuania,” the Save Vilna Coalition charged.

The group has launched on online letter-writing campaign to protest this disturbing reality and demand change.

“We wish to send a clear message that antisemitism, desecration of cemeteries. and racism have no place in Lithuania, Europe, or anywhere in the world,” the Save Vilna Coalition said.

The pre-written letter to the City Council of Vilnius can be viewed and signed here: secure.everyaction.com/4KxEqjlzWkmsPicrxQ1zgw2

For more information on the Save Vilna Coalition, visit: savevilna.org