Volunteer action and research to save the Jewish cemetery of Tállya

Fundraising campaign by Bence Illyes
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    raised of Ft2,000,000.00 goal
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193 Donors
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Please support the independent, civic, volunteer action for saving a historic Jewish cemetery of Tállya, in Hungary! After two successful cemetery-saving actions that we carried out with the contribution of nearly 40 volunteers in the Jewish cemetery of Tállya, now we would like to continue the work we have started to save the cemetery and we are also looking towards new goals!

(Please note: the fundraising is in hungarian forints, not dollars!)

Maintaining the memory of a former community of Tállya (טאליא)

Currently there is no available information on the former significant and populous Jewish community of Tállya and its cemetery which have more than 120 tombstones. Therefore, the goals of the project involve the documentation of the already cleaned graves in detail, doing a detailed research about the people resting in the cemetery and about the life of the former Jewish community of Tállya, gathering all available information and data in connection with the people resting in the cemetery and translating the inscriptions on the graves.

In particular, we would like to do a research on the rare, sepharadic style tombstones that we uncovered during the previous renovation process. (Such as the picture below, with the tombstone of Esther.)

From the pictures and data collected, we would also like to set up a website, where we will make available to everyone all the graves in the cemetery in English and Hungarian by translating the inscriptions on them and the data collected about the people. Thus, relatives, descendants and researchers will be given a detailed and essential database, so the memory of the former Jews of Tállya will be able to live on.

Inclusive volunteer program

We would also like to continue the multi-day volunteer cemetery clean-up program, which has already been organized twice during last year, as there are still parts of the one-hectare area that need further work to tidy up, and the volunteer team is very eager to start working on saving the cemetery again. Jews and non-jews together will work to save a unique and sadly neglected cemetery from destruction!

We also collecting for the long-term maintaining of the cemetery!

Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic we would like to organize a volunteer program many participants in the Jewish cemetery of Tállya for several days, in accordance with the regulations in force in Hungary, where the program will involve the cleaning of remaining graves, weeding, cleaning up of the cemetery and its documentation. Our aims include placing a commemorative plaque in the cemetery and an another one on one of the old Jewish houses in the village of Tállya as well that would commemorate the deported Jewish community that had lived there.

You can watch the overall videos of the last two cemetery clean-ups here:
https://youtu.be/RRD8pT7X6Fc

https://youtu.be/r-IegBOO83I

In summary, we would like to use your support for:

  • Creating a website for the Tállya Jewish Community and the Cemetery
  • Research and collect all the available data on every person buried in Tállya's cemetery
  • Full documentation of the cemetery
  • Maintenance of the cemetery
  • Organize a multi-day inclusive cemetery clean-up program with jewish and non-jewish participants
  • Placing a commemorative plaque at the cemetery and one in the village

Rewards

Your name will be listed among the donors on the plaque that we'll place at the cemetery and at the village

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Organizer

  • Bence Illyes
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Harlow Heckman
  • Donated on Feb 04, 2022
Ft2000.00
  • Oliver Hansell
  • Donated on Aug 07, 2021
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  • Eduardo Rottmann
  • Donated on Aug 05, 2021
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May 29

We managed to do a two days volunteer clean-up!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 03:10 pm

Dear Supporters of the volunteer cemetery renovation project!We have some great news - on the 23rd and 24th of May we managed to organize a very successful cemetery clean-up at Tállya's jewish cemetery. Please see the pictures here - we cleaned the cemetery, cut the grass, and restored a few

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May 21

The end date of the campaign is coming soon and update about the clean-up!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 05:19 pm

Dear Supporters,I'm pleased to announce that the next round of the cemetery clean-up at Tállya will take place on the 23rd and 24th of May. I'm happy to share with you an article about the initiative at the Jewish Heritage Europe's site:https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/event/jewish-cemeteryPlease share, and if possible support us in order

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Mar 10

The campaign is on again!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 06:20 pm

After two successful cemetery-saving actions that we carried out with the contribution of nearly 40 volunteers in the Jewish cemetery of Tállya, now we would like to continue the work we have started to save the cemetery and we are also looking towards new goals!Maintaining the memory of a former. . . . .

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Oct 01

Short film on the first part of the renovation!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 10:09 am

Dear supporters, I would like to share with you a short movie with english subtitles on the first, 4-days action for saving the jewish cemetery of Tállya! Thank you for your generous donations, and please share the initiative!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRD8pT7X6Fc

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Oct 01

Short film on the first part of the renovation!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 10:05 am

Dear supporters, I would like to share with you a short movie with english subtitles on the first, 4-days action for saving the jewish cemetery of Tállya! Thank you for your generous donations, and please share the initiative!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRD8pT7X6Fc

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Sep 26

Expressing our gratitude

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 12:58 pm

Dear all of our generous supporters!We would like to express our gratitude for your support that were enabled us to start the renovation project on the historic jewish cemetery of Tállya. I sent to all of you an email with pictures on the project from [email protected] saying thanks for your

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Sep 07

We extend the project to another cemetery!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 04:56 pm

Huge update on the project:Due to your very generous donations, we decided to continue the project in another abandoned jewish cemetery in the area, at Erdőbénye. If we reach our new target, which is 800.000 forint (2600$) we will be able to save with our volunteer team both cemeteries that

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Aug 30

New target!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 01:29 pm

Dear All,We received so much support from you (a bit unexpectedly) and we feel so much blessed now!Since the project requires more money than the requested amount, and we also would like to continue with the project once it's started at Tállya, we decided to raise the target up to. . . . .

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Aug 27

Thanks a lot for every generous donors so far!

Update posted by Bence Illyes at 08:17 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp5Mj_IE2tE&feature=emb_titleThank you so much for the donation and for every donors, it really means a lot to us!! We need a bit more, if you can, please donate, so we can save a jewish cemetery from destruction!

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Donors & Comments

193 donors
  • Harlow Heckman
  • Donated on Feb 04, 2022
Ft2000.00
  • Oliver Hansell
  • Donated on Aug 07, 2021
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  • Eduardo Rottmann
  • Donated on Aug 05, 2021
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  • Frank Gazin
  • Donated on Aug 03, 2021
  • Please send me the Ein Ani print framed in black.

Ft25036.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 30, 2021
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Ft18000.00
  • CJ Wear
  • Donated on May 25, 2021
Ft400.00
  • Leo Burgueno
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
Ft6000.00
  • Natalia Alvarez
  • Donated on Apr 18, 2021
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  • Maggie Bequette
  • Donated on Apr 12, 2021
  • Your work is incredible, thank you so much for doing it.

Ft3000.00
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