Drones protect endangered Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe
Despite their destructive, often lethal use in the war ravaging Ukraine, drones will be featured as the tools in the protection and preservation of thousands of Jewish cemeteries across Eastern and Central Europe during a workshop taking place today in Kyiv today.
The drone demonstration and instruction session is part of events organized this week in the Ukraine capital by the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative. They seek to reinforce the organization’s work using UAVs to carry out complete survey and mapping missions of many of the over 3,000 Jewish graveyards in the region. A large number of those are located in Ukraine, which prior to World War II is thought to have been home of the largest Jewish community in the world.
The workshop is designed to teach volunteer architecture and engineering students from Ukraine to pilot drones and carry out effective data collection missions over the nation’s Jewish cemeteries. Like thousands of others…