Group demands halt to construction at cemetery


ROME (JTA) — A Warsaw-based organization has written to authorities in a Polish town demanding a halt to road work on the site of a Jewish cemetery.

The letter sent this week by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland demands that work be stopped at the Jewish cemetery in Ostroleka.

The cemetery was destroyed during World War II, but during recent construction work on the site human remains — probably of Jews buried there before World War II — were uncovered.

Along with the foundation, Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, sent a letter last week protesting the construction.

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