Poland donates large sum to preserve Warsaw Jewish cemetery

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People visit the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw, Poland, Friday. The Polish government is donating 100 million zlotys (US$ 28 million) to preserve the cemetery, parts of which are dilapidated or overgrown.

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish government has donated 100 million zlotys ($28 million) to restore and protect a major Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, one of the country’s largest public contributions toward preserving the Jewish culture nearly wiped out in the Holocaust.