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Tangible Sites Criteria - WJHwatch

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Tangible Sites Criteria - WJHwatch


The WJHwatch tangible sites are Jewish heritage sites around the world that are in need of urgent safeguarding. The watch list is intended to increase international awareness of the threats. The WJHwatch promotes the preservation of Jewish heritage sites by working as a gateway between the public and heritage funds globally. By working with local Jewish associations, tourism industries and heritage organizations, the WJHwatch promotes Jewish heritage to the nominated sites. This in turn provides awareness to those sites in need of safeguarding.

List of tangible sites


  • Archeological Sites
  • Attraction Sites
  • Cemeteries
  • Holocaust Sites
  • Holy Graves
  • Memorial Sites
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Shtetls
  • Synagogues
  • Jewish Quarters



In order to be considered for the WJHwatch the element must meet the following criteria.


  1. WJHwatchare found in the WJHpedia official sites list and the content is intended to be factual, notable, verifiable and neutrally presented.
  2. The nominated sites constitute intangible Jewish cultural heritage.
  3. The site is in urgent need of safeguarding as it’s existence is at risk, despite efforts from the community, group, State or individuals efforts.
  4. The site is in urgent need of safeguarding as it is facing great threats as a result of which it cannot survive without immediate assistance.
  5. The safeguarding measures are required to be elaborate in as such that they may enable the community, group or individuals concerned to continue the practice and development of the element.
  6. The site has been nominated with the widest possible consent of all those concerned.
  7. The states(s) and parties concerned with the site have been consulted.