August 12, 2005
Raising Markers of Memory
With toppled gravestones overgrown by more than 60 years of shrubs and weeds, a meadow outside the small village of Lunna, Belarus, was barely recognizable as a historic Jewish cemetery. This summer 19 students from Dartmouth College hauled away brush and righted headstones to restore the sacred landmark.
The cemetery was abandoned during the Holocaust when Jews were deported from Lunna to the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Treblinka. Most of them were killed, and none who