Righting a Wrong: The Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Project
Is it possible to "fix" or "repair" the hate crimes of the past or present? In the city of Bialystok, Poland, volunteers from the United States, Germany, Poland and Israel gather every summer to "right a wrong." The group is restoring Bialystok's last surviving Jewish cemetery, desecrated by the Nazis in World War II and later looted by neighbors who used gravestones as building materials. The volunteers know they cannot undo the horrors of the past, but say every toppled stone they stand in the sun again is a step in the right direction.