150 Jewish Gravestones Uprooted by the Nazis Found in Polish Town

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 18, 2020

More than 150 Jewish gravestones have been unearthed during construction work in the Polish town of Lezajsk in recent months, in what is thought to be the biggest such discovery in years.

The gravestones were removed by the occupying Nazis from the town’s Jewish cemetery during World War II to pave sidewalks at the market square. Rubble from a local synagogue that was also demolished by the Nazis was also used as construction material. The city’s mayor, Ireneusz Stefaski, wrote in an announcement that the work appeared to have been done in late autumn, 1939.

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