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Polish Town Saves Jewish Cemetery

A Jewish cemetery in Poland was saved by its town from being destroyed for development (Photo: youtube screenshot)

The Jews of Poland were nearly decimated during the Holocaust. But reminders of the country's once-thriving Jewish community remain. And, The Times of Israel reports, thanks to one town, a historical Jewish cemetery will not be destroyed:

A town in central Poland will protect a Jewish cemetery from being developed into a residential complex with underground parking...

“All work to clean the area will be conducted in a way that guarantees respect for those buried there, former Jewish residents of Grodzisk Mazowiecki, in close cooperation with and supervision of the Jewish Community of Warsaw,” the mayor of Grodzisk, Grzegorz BenedykciƄski, told JTA.

The city will restore the cemetery’s remaining historic gate from the 19th century, which includes a Hebrew inscription, and build a new protective fence around the site.

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