Last Remaining Part of Warsaw Ghetto Wall Being Destroyed by Polish Gov’t

The World Federation of Polish Jews is protesting to the Polish government at the destruction of the last remaining part of the Warsaw ghetto wall. The demolition of the last visual evidence of the ghetto was brought to the world’s attention by Margaretha Quanjer Valengoed, a member of the Dutch Embassy staff in Warsaw, Stefan Grajek, vice-chairman of the Federation, told the JTA that all 15 branches of the organization had joined in this protest. They also expressed hope that further desecration of ancient Jewish cemeteries in Poland would cease.

Grajek was in London to attend the annual meeting of the Jews of Polish origin. The meeting discussed the work of the Federation in commemorating the now-destroyed Polish Jewish community. The meeting also discussed the renewal of an appeal to the Polish government to establish a special Jewish pavilion on the size of the Auschwitz death camp, where only the Jewish victims are not commemorated.

DIG THAT SHALOM

The Hebrew word “shalom” engraved oh a pillar in the remains of a house dating back to the Byzantine period was among several archaeological finds in Caesarea during a recent excavation by Hebrew University archaeologists. They believe the inscription was made by a member of the Caesarean Jewish community and may indicate that a Jewish school or synagogue existed in the building.

There will be no Daily News Bulletin dated November 27 due to Thanksgiving, a postal holiday.

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