Kovel – Ukraine -Jewish ruined tombstones 12.01.09.mov

VISITing KOVEL-Volyn Ukraine IN SEPTEMBER 2012 I WAS TOLD BY OUR GUIDE THAT PARTS OF TOMBSTONES FROM THE "NEW" JEWISH CEMETERY WERE FOUND IN THE MILITARY CAMP THAT WAS LOCATED NEAR THE AREA OF THE CEMETERY WHICH IS BARE NOW - ONLY 1 TOMB REMAINED SOMEHOW. TODAY, THE CENTER OF CULTURE OF KOVEL STANDS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE once "NEW" JEWISH CEMETERY. I AND MY GROUP VISITED THE CAMP AND TOOK PHOTOS OF THE BROKEN TOMBSTONES. THE FHOTOS ARE ATTACHED. OUR GUIDE SAID THAT THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF TOMBSTONES BURIED under the earth, AT THE SITE OF THE CAMP. THE SITE WAS SOLD To PRIVATE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BUILT A HOTEL RIGHT THERE, BURYING THE TOMBSTONES UNDER THE NEW BUILDING. THEY ARE WILLING TO LET THE JEWISH COMMUNITY REMOVE THE TOMBSTONES from above and under the earth BEFORE THEY START building THE HOTEL - BUT there are no jews in kovel. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF VOLYN managed to get a site from kovel municipality, where the removed tombstones can be put together, but they DO NOT HAVE THE SUM OF MONEY NECESSARY FOR salvaging the buried tombestones. It is too big a PROJECT AND THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED. I AM writing THIS WITH THE HOPE THAT THE JEWs whose ROOTS were in KOVEL WOULD BE willing and ABLE TO FINANCE ThIS SACRED MISSION