The East European Jewish Heritage Project was founded in Oxford, England in 1997 to promote the preservation and renewal of Jewish life and traditions in East Europe. It is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales and is a 501(c)(3) charity in the U.S.
As its name suggests the East European Jewish Heritage Project was, at first, primarily directed towards research, conducting an extensive oral history of Jewish life before the Holocaust and afterwards. We also researched, through interviews and archival research, The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 by Professor Barbara Epstein (one of the East European Jewish Heritage Project ’s trustees). Our research has assisted authors, broadcasters (such as the BBC and CBS), filmmakers, academics and many individuals. Discover morehere and here.
Over the years the East European Jewish Heritage Project’s activities have been extended to:
●Provision of material aid to Jewish communities ●Provision of medical aid to Jewish communities ●Cemetery preservation and restoration ●Memorialisation ●Inter-ethnic education ●Facilitation for projects of local and domestic organisations working with communities in East Europe ●Supporting innovation and self-sufficiency in Jewish communities ●Outreach to the wider community ●Heritage travel