Located at 53°27' N, 24°16' E , approximately 4 miles SE of Hrodna (Grodno), 138.5 miles WSW of Minsk, 21 miles NNW of Vawkavysk (Volkavisk), 12 miles WNW of Masty (Mosty) , Grodno uezd, Grodno guberniya. Alternate names: Lunna [Rus, Yid], Łunna [Pol, Bel], Lunno, Łonna, Lunavolia, Russian: Лунно. Belarusian: Лунна. לונע: Yiddish. Shtetlink.
UPDATE: The restoration of the old 19th century Jewish cemetery in Lunna, 25 miles south of Grodno, was completed. Representatives of the U.S. Embassy and the Belarusian State Committee on Religions and Nationalities spoke at the dedication ceremony. Perhaps the most moving speech was given by Grigory Chosid, former head of the Jewish Community in Grodno and member of the legendary Bielski Brigade of Jewish Partisans. Grigory has participated in all of our past restoration projects in the Grodno region.
This is the fifth cemetery that the East European Jewish Heritage Project has coordinated with Project Restoration. Four of these cemeteries were restored in cooperation with the students of Dartmouth University. This is an inter-religious, inter-racial project. In every case (Sopotskin, Kamenka, Svir, Indura (Amdur) and Lunna) the members f the local Belarusian community, from collective farm chairmen to high school students have directly assisted in the restoration. The American students stay for part of their trip with Belarusian host families. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me. Source: Franklin J. Swartz, Executive Director, East European Jewish Heritage Project, P.O.Box 97 Minsk, 220074 Republic of Belarus. [June 2005]
Cemetery photos. [February 2010]
Cemetery restoration. [December 2010]
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