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Polish fund to restore Europe's largest Jewish cemetery

Polish fund to restore Europe's largest Jewish cemeteryPoland on Friday launched a multi-million euro investment fund to pay for the restoration of Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery located in Warsaw and largely neglected since the Holocaust. Culture Minister Piotr Glinski said that profits generated from the fund valued at 24 million euros ($ 28 million) would ensure maintenance of the site that bears witness to Warsaw’s lost Jewish community. It is is the final resting place for about 250,000 people, mostly Warsaw elites, according to its director Przemyslaw Szpilman.



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Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98

Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Friday aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said. Piechowski, who became prisoner number 918 when he was deported to the infamous death camp in 1940, escaped two years later with three fellow prisoners in one of the most daring escape efforts of World War II. Piechowski and the three others managed to escape after stealing uniforms and guns of officers belonging to the Nazis’ feared SS branch and hijacking the Steyr 220 convertible belonging to camp commander Rudolf Hoess.



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Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism Banner

Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism BannerA Polish woman says she was booted out of a Catholic church service in Warsaw while protesting against racism and far-right nationalist groups.



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The Latest: Polish PM criticizes president for bill vetoes

The Latest: Polish PM criticizes president for bill vetoesWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's president vetoing bills that would have given politicians influence over the Supreme Court (all times local):



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Polish police forcibly remove anti-Kaczynski protesters

Polish police forcibly remove anti-Kaczynski protestersWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police forcibly removed dozens of people staging an anti-government demonstration Saturday in Warsaw, including a hero of the anti-communist Solidarity movement.



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Polish police break up chained anti-Kaczynski protesters

Polish police break up chained anti-Kaczynski protestersPolice in Warsaw on Saturday dragged away hundreds of protesters hoping to block a monthly rally by the head of Poland’s rightwing ruling party to commemorate the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed his brother. Several civic groups had called the demonstration, with participants chaining themselves together in a bid to halt the march organised by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the Law and Justice (PiS) party. Police broke the chains with scissors before forcibly removing the protesters.



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