On August 12th, 2018 for the second time during this summer season the activists of the project Memory. Help. Generations. gathered to clean one of the old Jewish cemeteries in the Moscow region. This time they’ve chosen the cemetery of Malakhovka – a small village near Moscow known for the religious resistance of its Jewish community during the Soviet era. Volunteers not only cleaned the territory of the cemetery, but also visited the local community, where they were told about the Jewish history of the village and got to know, that such celebrities as the artist Marc Chagall and the rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn used to live there. They heard the story of Jewish religious resistance during the times of the Soviet Union, when cheders and a yeshiva continued to secretly work in the underground.
Initiators and inspirers of the activity named Zikaron are Efrat Shalem and Natalia Chertok.