Estonia Announces Plans to Develop Tallinn Old Jewish Cemetery as Memorial Park

From Jewish Heritage Europe: Estonia Update: €400,000 allocated for development of Tallinn’s Old Jewish Cemetery as memorial site and park

(JHE) — City authorities in Tallinn are allocating €400,000 for the development of the site of the destroyed Old Jewish Cemetery into a memorial area and park, with information panels, marked grave sites, and restored walls, paths, and chapel.

In a press release, Monika Haukanõmm, district mayor for Kesklinn (central Tallinn),  said the architectural firm of Loovmaastik OÜ had won the tender to carry out the work, which she told Estonian public radio should be completed by the end of 2021.

“The project includes restoration of walls and the construction of new walkways and landscaping, as well as installation of benches and lighting,” she said.