Gravestones destroyed at Polish Jewish cemetery

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – More than 20 gravestones were destroyed at the Jewish cemetery in Lodz, Poland.

Some of the toppled and broken gravestones were from the nineteenth century.

The damage was discovered on Tuesday; it is believed that the vandals entered the cemetery on Monday.

“It was not a random act, tombstones are not easy to topple. Some of them can’t be repaired,” said Symcha Keller, the head of the Jewish community in Lodz.

Also destroyed was the recently renovated tomb of the Rabbi of Staszow, the grandson of Elimelech of Lezajsk.

Police have opened an investigation.

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