Jewish cemetery attacked in Poland

A Jewish cemetery in northeastern Poland was vandalized. Earlier this month, five gravestones in the town of Augustow were spray-painted with swastikas and a granite memorial plaque to Holocaust survivors was smashed.The town cleaned up the swastikas after a week, according to the Warsaw-based Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland. Foundation CEO Monika Krawczyk told JTA that cemetery desecrations and anti-Semitic graffiti were on the rise, particularly in places with a growing far-right presence. She added, however, that countering this trend was a growth in nongovernmental organizations focused on human rights.

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