Protecting Jewish heritage in times of war

The Jewish heritage inventory work undertaken by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage in partnership with the Center for Jewish Art (CJA) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) has been transferred to trusted military partners representing European and western powers, and which includes the UK Ministry of Defence.

The Foundation had commissioned (a) CJA to prepare an inventory of the historic synagogues of Europe and (b) ASOR to prepare an inventory of the Jewish heritage sites of Iraq and Syria. More than 2,000 nationally and internationally important Jewish heritage sites in Europe, Iraq and Syria are now listed to be protected in the event of armed conflict.

more info at Foundation for Jewish Heritage site