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Anti-Semitism: vandals deface Polish cemetery with swastikas, anti-Jewish slogans

Source: The Global Post

With anti-Semitic acts at the center of public attention in France, The Associated Press reports today that a Jewish cemetery in Poland was defaced in the night of Sunday to Monday by vandals who painted swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on graves.

Citing the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, the news agency said the vandals had written “This is Poland, not Israel” at the cemetery in the eastern town of Wysokie Mazowiecki.

According to Wikipedia, the Holocaust took the lives of three million Polish Jews, “destroying an entire civiliazation.” Of a pre-war population of about 3.5 million, as few as 1.5 percent, or only 50,000 to 120,000 people, survived, the Internet encyclopedia says.

In a statement, the Foundation said “ e are shocked by the fact that the attack was directed against the resting place of the deceased citizens of Wysokie, neither not able to defend themselves, nor to be defended by their successors, brutally murdered during the World War II.”


Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/poland/120319/anti-semitism-vandals-deface-polish-cemetery-swastikas-an
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