Poland is set to invest $28 million to restore the Warsaw Jewish cemetery. Polish parliament voted to restore the cemetery with a vote of 416-4. Poland’s Cultural Heritage Foundation will oversee the restoration with cooperation from the Warsaw Jewish Community.
In addition to the cemetery, other projects will include the establishment of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and other improvements to Jewish schools and educational institutions across the country.
The Warsaw Jewish Cemetery was established in 1806 and with approximately 250,000 graves, it is considered the most recognizable of the 1,400 Jewish cemeteries in Poland, and one of the largest in Europe.
Recently, parts of the cemetery have been desecrated terribly as we reported about by JewishNewsChannel.com here.