1. Most of those buried in the Liepaja Jewish Cemetery before 1945 have no resident descendants since almost all Jews of Liepaja were killed during the Holocaust.
  2.   Since 2005, the Liepaja Jewish Heritage Foundation, in co-operation with the city’s Cemetery department, has organized regular maintenance of the Jewish Cemetery.
  3. In 2013 the Foundation organized a wide range of improvements, enrolling the help of many Liepaja Jewish descendants and in 2014, the World Reunion of Liepaja Jewry initiated further restoration works.
  4. The Foundation considers the Jewish Cemetery improvements as a “Chesed shel emes” (an act of true kindness) for those buried there and their descendants who perished during the Holocaust.
  5.   By restoring the Cemetery and keeping the grounds clear of vegetation as well as repairing and re-erecting gravestones, the Foundation considers it is reviving and honoring the memory of the deceased, their genealogical details at the same time being visibly preserved in stone.
  6. The Foundation’s expert, Eduard Kaplan, is responsible for a database covering the Liepaja Jewish cemetery plots and assisting in family research including the location of pre-war graves.
  7.   In 2014 the Foundation installed a visitors’ information board providing historical background regarding the Cemetery as well as information on Jewish burial traditions and a plot-by-plot map indicating the sector divisions.
  8. The Foundation has repaired and re-erected over 57 gravestones with much more work still to be done. There are still many fallen headstones, broken or damaged fences and empty plots where monuments or gravestones once stood.
  9.   The Foundation is committed to continuing the task of restoring and preserving Liepaja’s ancestral Jewish burial sites. However, without the assistance of Liepaja’s Jewish descendants it will be difficult to show respect for the deceased and protect the Liepaja Jewish Cemetery from neglect and disrepair.
  10. The Foundation also intends to raise public awareness of the urgent need to restore and preserve pre-war graves which are the ultimate symbols of Liepaja’s pre-war Jewish Community