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Polish Jews in U.S. Protest Building Road Through Warsaw Cemetery

July 20, 1962
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A letter protesting against Polish Government plans to build a road through the old Jewish cemetery on Gesia Street, in Warsaw, was sent today by the American executive of the World Federation of Polish Jews to Poland’s Prime Minister Joseph Cyrankiewicz.

The letter, signed by Benjamin Teller and Isaac Gotlib, chairman and secretary of the executive, here, stated that the projected road through the cemetery would be considered a “sacrilege.” The missive appealed to the Polish Premier to intervene “in order to prevent such an action, which would cause grief and arouse serious resentment among millions of Jews in the United States and over the world.”

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