Cemetery signs stolen in Poland

Recently installed signs pointing the way to Jewish cemeteries in two Polish towns were stolen.

The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland erected the markers June 17 on the access roads to the Biala Rawska and Rawa Mazowiecka cemeteries.

In Rawa Mazowiecka, the large, cast-iron marker incorporating a Star of David disappeared three days after its dedication. The one in Biala Rawska was discovered missing on Aug. 10.

The thefts, considered to be the work of “junk thieves,” could jeopardize plans to mark other cemeteries, the foundation said. — jta