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