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  Sivan 3, 5778 , 17/05/18

Park in memory of synagogue that was burned down

Tomasz Koncewicz, director of the Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland, where the Nazis set up the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, has announced that the center has decided to launch a campaign to raise $10,000 to build a memorial park at the site of the great synagogue of the city, which was burned by the Nazis, "and make the story of the Great Synagogue and the Jewish past of Oswiecim more familiar to the local population and to the wider public."

The Great Synagogue in Oswiecim was burned by the Nazis in November 1939, shortly after their invasion of Poland. Koncewicz told Arutz Sheva that the amount raised will be used to build a large memorial park with explanations and pictures of the synagogue that was burned down.

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