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U.S. Orthodox Groups Appeal to Protect Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

An appeal to protect the graves of Jews in cemeteries and mass burial grounds in Eastern Europe was issued here today by Orthodox Jewish organizations.

Rabbi Harry Bronstein, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Rabbinical Alliance of America who recently returned from a four week tour of Eastern Europe, said that hundreds of cemeteries and mass graves of Nazi victims are being destroyed by highway and building construction and by “thieves, dogs and pigs.” Rabbi Bronstein also said that graves in Poland were being opened by looters in the hope of finding gold teeth.