Reconstruction of gravestones
The Jewish cemetery in Mikulov has 4,402 tombstones. Some have disintegrated and are in shards. Others are deteriorating due to weather. Engravings are rapidly disappearing. It is primarily the oldest tombstones, made of sandstone, that weather quickly. Yet these old, dilapidated tombstones can be saved by applying special restoration techniques. To raise and repair these fallen gravestones requires special equipment.
Every time the Society collects a sufficient amount of money, some of the gravestones are lifted or reconstructed.
Big thanks belongs to Jewish Preservation Initiative, US based organization founded by Judith Jarashow which has supported already two projects: lifting of fallen gravestones at the cemetery (2015) and reconstruction of gravestones (2016).