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  Kislev 19, 5778 , 07/12/17

Polish chief rabbi slams cemetery's 'desacralization'

JTA reports that human remains were dug up during construction work next to a Jewish cemetery in eastern Poland.

The remains were unearthed on Tuesday, during work to modernize the power grid for the city of Siemiatycze. The ground where the remains were uncovered is adjacent to the fence of the Jewish cemetery. The case is being investigated by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Siemiatycze.

Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, said he believes that this is “the worst desacralization of the Jewish cemetery” that he has seen since assuming his post 17 years ago.

“There are no words to describe how this is possible today in a free, democratic Poland,” Schudrich said.

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