Askonim worldwide have appealed to the Trump administration to help protect a historic 16th-century Jewish cemetery in Lithuania amid planned renovation of a dilapidated building atop the burial ground.
The Lithuanian government aims to restore the long-abandoned Palace of Concerts and Sports on the grounds of the Snipiskes Jewish Cemetery, the final resting place for prominent Jewish scholars, including Rav Avrohom Danzig, mechaber of the Chayei Adam.
Lithuanian officials have already vowed not break the foundation or build past the current sports palace footprint. Additionally, if any soil is found that contains bones work on the new project will be ceased immediately.
Still the group is hoping to put a stop to any construction on the site for fear of creating a precedent in desecrating old grave sites.
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