Friday, August 1, 2008

Construction at Ukraine Jewish Cemetery Halted

From JTA:

A local construction firm will halt construction at the site of a Jewish cemetery in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky, Dnepropetrovsk's spiritual leader, told JTA that the agreement with ATB was reached this week on shutting down the building of a shopping mall, but he did not provide details of the discussions. Kaminetsky praised the company's head, Gennady Butkevich, for responding to the concerns of the Jewish community, reported. The cemetery is no longer in use, but it contains gravesites of local Jews dating back to the 1930s.

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