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Cemetery Systematically Vandalized

The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw is being systematically vandalized by professional criminals for profit, the Dutch daily “Avro” reported today. According to correspondent Link Van Bruggen who is touring Poland, protests by the Jewish congregation in Warsaw have been fruitless. Van Bruggen reports that every night intruders penetrate the cemetery through an unmanned gap in the fence and steal tombstones. These are later polished to remove the inscriptions and sold for the production of new marble gravestones. According to the newspaperman, the Jewish cemetery is already largely in ruins.