June 26, 2021

Poland - Dozens of gravestones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Bielsko-Biała

Photo: Dariusz Gajny
Bielsko-Biała
- Almost 70 gravestones have been vandalised at the Jewish cemetery in the Polish city of Bielsko-Biała. The attack was carried out overnight by unknown perpetrators, with police now seeking to identify the culprits.

“I’m sitting with tears in my eyes; I can’t understand it,” wrote local activist Dariusz Gajny, who posted images of the damage on Facebook. “Police have been on the scene since the morning. I hope the perpetrators will be caught quickly.”

“Today is not only an unacceptable desecration, but also a blow to the history of the city and all the people who are involved in saving the cemetery,” added the Jewish community of Bielsko-Biała, a city of 170,000 people in southern Poland.

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