Karczew Jewish Cemetery Preservation

The Commission assisted the Warsaw Jewish Community, the City of Karczew, Poland, and the Polish Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project, a non-profit American organization, in protecting the Jewish cemetery in Karczew. 


In 1986, a photograph in National Geographic magazine generated widespread attention to the condition of the cemetery. The site also received recognition in a book of photographs of abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Poland, "A Tribe of Stones". The project built a wall around the cemetery.