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Poland

Polish children destroy dozens of Jewish headstones while trying to build a fort

Several children in Poland toppled 63 headstones of Jewish graves because they wanted to use the slabs to build a fortress, they told police.

POLIN museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened an exhibition featuring works by a renowned artist that confront the lingering and melancholy presence of the Holocaust in Poland.

Krakow city official says good-luck figurines of Jews are “antisemitic” and should not be sold

The Polish city of Kraków will seek to prevent the sale of figurines depicting Jews, often holding money, which are seen as good luck charms.

4th expert resigns From Auschwitz Council following appointment of hardline former PM

Another expert has resigned from the Polish government’s advisory council for the Auschwitz concentration camp, following the appointment of former Prime Minister Beata Szydło to the same body earlier this month.

“They’ll murder us and then take over”, Polish town councilor goes on vile antisemitic rant

A councilor in the town of Olecka in Northeastern Poland, went on a vile antisemitic rant expressing conspiracy myths involving Bill Gates and vaccines at a town council meeting.

Warsaw unveils monument commemorating Ringelblum Archive

A group of Jewish organizations has unveiled a monument marking the area where a group of Jewish writers and activists buried an archive of material documenting their Holocaust experiences.

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