REPORT: Arab man from the village of Silwan was arrested for using old tombstones stolen from the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, to build a public staircase in his Palestinian village.
By David Israel
Yuval Segev, Army Radio’s reporter covering the police and Jerusalem, on Monday night tweeted that a PA resident was arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Jewish cemetery on Mount Olives and using old tombstones to build a public staircase in his village.
The investigation was launched following a complaint from City Councilman Arieh King. The suspect denies the charges.
One Segev follower, Shai Lourie, tweeted that if such a thing had happened in Europe it would have opened all the news editions, but on Mount Olives it barely generates a yawn. Continue Reading »
A local resident noticed stolen Jewish headstones were used to build Lithuanian power station.
By Matt Wanderman
Archaeologists have confirmed that a Lithuanian power station was built using stolen Jewish tombstones.
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Jewish Headstones (illustrative) – Photo: Rafi Fischer
Earlier this month Gledrius Sakalauskas, a local resident, noticed that many of the stones used to build the station contained Hebrew or Yiddish writing. “I touched the stones and I realized that they’re really gravestones,” he told AP.
Sakalauskas says that he is very saddened, but not surprised. There used to be a Jewish cemetery across the street from where the station now stands.
After WWII, residents of small Polish village of Pilica apparently wanted to defile the memory of the buried Jews by using their gravestones with Hebrew writing, to build outhouse.
By Yori Yalon
The tiny Polish town of Pilica hides an infuriating secret: Homeowners who lived in the town after World War II used Jewish gravestones to build an outhouse and parts of their home, apparently in an effort to defile the memory of the Jews.
An outhouse in the Polish village of Pilica built out of Jewish gravestones – Photo: From the Depths
The sight of dozens of gravestones bearing Hebrew writing as part of a structure that serves as an outhouse is unsettling. Continue Reading »