(Poland) Polish Government Donates Equivalent of $28 Million To Help Restore Major Warsaw Jewish Cemetery #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Polish government donated 100 million zlotys equivalent to $28 million
USD to restore and protect the Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw.
This is one of the largest government donations toward preserving the
Jewish culture which was virtually wiped-out during the Shoah.

The Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery has 250,000 graves of Polish Jews. It
was established in 1806 and has many notables buried there. Many sections
of the cemetery have broken tombstones, and unreadable inscriptions. The
Cultural Heritage Foundation, which preserves Polish heritage sites, will
oversee the preservation work at the cemetery. The donation established an
endowment which is to cover cleaning the cemetery, preserving its tombstones
and monuments and reinforcing an outer wall.

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/y6wyzgdh
Original url:
https://apnews.com/58cf43ce0cff433982f6419ade6fc1de/Poland-donates-large-sum-to-preserve-Warsaw-Jewish-cemetery

Thank you to Randy Hershaft, Associated Press for sharing the article with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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