Wiki Cemeteries User Group/Report 2020

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This is the Wiki Cemeteries User Group report of the year 2020


Members activities[edit]

MedinaStories Project[edit]

Members of the Wiki Cemeteries User Group participated by creating new articles in English, French and Arabic about the Medinas (Old Cities listed as UNESCO World Heritage) of Tunis, Tetouan, Sousse, Rabat, Meknes, Marrakech, Kairouan, Fez, Essaouira and Algiers, within the scope of the MedinaStories project organized by members of the group. Among the articles, were added about the Jewish Cemeteries of Marrakech and Essaouira, the Hiloula of Rabbi Isaac Ben Walid in Tetouan, mausoleums in Algiers and Sousse. The articles have been written during the edit-a-thon that ran between the 5th of October 2020 and ended on the 20th of November 2020. Among the articles createdː

On french Wikipedia

On English Wikipedia

On Arabic Wikipedia

As part of the project several photos from cemetries related to the Medinas have been uploaded to commonsː ̹+ 100 photos from Tetuan cemetries (islamic and jewish), Rabat jewish cemetry and Essaouira cemetries (jewish and christian).

New categories has been created in Commons like the below onesː

Père-Lachaise Cemetery Paris[edit]

19 new articles have been created by Pyb, member of the group, on the French Wikipedia about memorials located in the french cemetery of Père-Lachaise.

  • Entrée principale du cimetière du Père-Lachaise
  • Liste des voies du cimetière du Père-Lachaise
  • Mémorial des victimes de l'accident aérien du vol Air France
  • Mémorial des victimes de l'accident aérien du vol West Caribbean
  • Mémorial des victimes de la catastrophe aérienne de Charm el-Cheikh
  • Monument aux morts pour la France en Afrique du Nord de 1952 à 1962
  • Stèle en mémoire des disparus des Abdellys
  • Stèle en hommage aux victimes de l'OAS
  • Stèle à la mémoire des victimes du génocide des Tutsi au Rwanda
  • Monument aux soldats tchécoslovaques
  • Monument des travailleurs municipaux
  • Monument aux victimes du Bazar de la Charité
  • Monument aux victimes de l'Opéra-Comique
  • Monument du souvenir (Père-Lachaise)
  • Monument de l'Assistance publique
  • Monument aux victimes de juin
  • Monument à la mémoire des défenseurs de Belfort
  • Monument à la mémoire des gardes nationaux de la Seine tués au combat de Buzenval le 19 janvier 1871
  • Monument à la mémoire des soldats morts pendant le siège de Paris de 1870-1871

Jellaz Cemetery Tunis[edit]

A photo walk in the Tunis main cemetery and in the medina and the result is 102 photos uploaded to commons including photos of the tomb of the King Moncef Bey (not existing before on commons).

Strategy 2030[edit]

Besides attending the strategy meetings by the members of the group, Wiki Cemetery User Group participated in the consultation about the movement strategy priorities.

Movement Strategy priorities map


A Telegram channel has been created for the group to faciliate communication between members. The channel is accessible via this link.


Wiki Cemeteries User Group, has 25 members and numerous individuals have been active on various Wikimedia projects related to cemetries.