Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen
NY Orthodontist Michael Lozman started a personal mission to restore the
cemetery in his father's village in Belarus, Sopotskin, which has spread to
help restore other Belarusian villages Jewish cemeteries. Dr. Lozman
realized he could not do this alone and was successful in getting college
students from Dartmouth College to help during their summer schedules over
several years. One-third of the participating students are Jewish. He has
started the Restoration of Eastern European Jewish Cemeteries Project to
help restore more Jewish cemeteries and has received requests for
restoration in Belarus and Lithuania.
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you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this interesting story.
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