The Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews
takes part in the work of the local Jewish cemetery's preservation and restoration
The second international summer volunteer camp of the German organization Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (Action Reconciliation Service for Peace) started its work on the 26th of July in Chernivtsi in partnership and organizational support of the Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews.
People of different age participate in the camp's work this year. That can be called "the peculiarity" of this year camp, because, as usually, there are young volunteers from Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Moldova, but also there is an international group of the older volunteers, some of them are even respectfully called "Se?or" in the states of the Western world. As a previous year, students of Chernivtsi National University (speciality - Country Studies) also take part in the camp's work. Altogether there are 45 participants of this year camp.
The camp's program consists of work at the Chernivtsi's Jewish cemetery in Zelena Street, and also acquaintance with the history and multinational cultural heritage of Bukovina and its center Chernivsti.
The camp's participants were very interested in the materials of the museum's permanent exhibition, listened to the stories of the museum's employees about the life of Bukovinian Jewish community during different historical periods, walked in the streets of the old city and visited places connected with the past and the present of Chernivtsi's Jewish community.
By means of cooperation with the different international organizations our museum tries to make a contribution to the preservation of the memorial complex Chernivtsi's Judaic necropolis and of many other objects of the rich Bukovinian Jewish historical-cultural legacy.
The participants of the international summer volunteers' camp
during their visit to the former Jewish National House
and the Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews.
The participants of the international summer volunteers' camp at the house, where Rosa Auslander was born and lived.