Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Bialystok Jewish memorial in Poland vandalised

A Jewish cemetery has been vandalised just weeks after survivors groups urged the Polish authorities to take action against anti-Jewish sentiment.

    Bialystok
    Bialystok

    A Jewish cemetery in eastern Poland has been vandalised just weeks after survivors groups urged the Polish authorities to take action against the rising tide of anti-Jewish sentiment.

    The Bialystok memorial was targeted over the weekend but police have not identified who was behind the attack. The vandals rearranged bushes shaped as a star of David at the centre of the monument into a swastika symbol.

    Vandals have also recently attacked Muslim and Lithuanian sites in the area, while just a fortnight ago the memorial to hundreds of Polish Jews killed in the Jedwabne pogrom was desecrated.

    The American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants described the Bialystok vandalism as cowardly. "We demand that Polish authorities do more to protect such sites and punish the perpetrators of such crimes," said vice-president Elan Steinberg.

    "In the aftermath of the earlier attack by vandals at Jedwabne, we demand that Poland replace words with concrete action and swiftly bring the criminals to justice.

    "Security at locations memorialising the destroyed Jewish communities of Poland must be guaranteed as a matter of Polish national obligation."

    He added: "The victimisation of Poland by Nazi Germany was an historical reality, but the role of Poles in the persecution of its Jewish citizens places a particular responsibility on it which Poland has yet to fulfill."

World

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message
Education features

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club

Baroness Jan Royall

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club
World

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss

Daniel Sugarman

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss
Uk News

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event

Daniel Sugarman

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event
World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
Leaders

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush

The JC Leader

Friday, January 20, 2017

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Antisemitic attack victims demand apology from ...

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Antisemitic attack victims demand apology from ...