Jewish tombstones no longer used as construction material

According to the Jewish Cronicle Online and The Jerusalem Post, authorities of the city of Lviv declared to stop building pavements with Jewish headstones.
With this statement, the municipality reacts to protests of the Jewish community who have asserted old gravestones are still used for construction purposes today. The authorities also promised to transfer tombstones that have been found in an around the city to the only Jewish cemetery that is still intact.
In the course of World War II and during the German occupation of the town, two synagogues and several Jewish cemeterys were destroyed. Afterwards, the Soviet army used the remaining tombstones to construct roads and Lviv's Krakivsky Market on a destructed Jewish graveyard.


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