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Jewish cemetery in Poland attacked by vandals
Vandals defile Jewish cemetary in Poland with swastikas and anti-Smetic slogans reading 'this is Poland, not Israel'

Vandals have desecrated a Jewish cemetery in Poland with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans sprayed on tombstones and memorial plaques.

 

The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland says the desecration occurred Sunday night in Wysokie Mazowieckie, a town in eastern Poland.

 

The vandals also wrote "This is Poland, not Israel" on one sign.

 

The foundation's director, Monika Krawczyk, said police are investigating the case, which is the worst such act of vandalism this year so far.

 

Similar cases of anti-Semitic desecration occurs from time to time in Poland, a country that was home to Europe's largest Jewish community in Europe before it was nearly wiped out by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Today the Jewish community in Poland is tiny.

 

 

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