7 Jewish Gravestones Used To Build Polish Home

Was Abandoned Golina Cemetery Looted for Building Material?

By JTA

Published April 01, 2014.
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Seven Jewish gravestones were discovered to have been used in the construction of a Polish home.

The gravestones were used to build the ceiling of the basement of a home in Golina, Poland, TV Konin reported.

It is believed that the headstones come from the Jewish cemetery in Golina, which has been completely destroyed. No gravestones remain in the cemetery, according to the report.

The disused home, which was about to be destroyed, was constructed during or after World War II.

The gravestones, which are etched in Hebrew and are in good condition, were discovered late last month by local historian Krzysztof Grochowski, who had decided to photograph the building before it was torn down, according to the Virtual Shtetl website. The stones became visible when plasterwork covering the ceiling was removed.

The headstones will be included in a museum exhibit or be used to create a memorial at the site of the former Jewish cemetery in Golina, the local monuments preservation office told the television station.


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