A town in central Poland has prepared a development plan that will turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground parking. The City Council in Grodzisk Mazowiecki held a public discussion on the plan on Monday. Following the meeting, Mayor Grzegorz Benedykcinski suspended action on the plan pending clarification of the cemetery’s boundaries. An historic cemetery gate with Hebrew inscriptions from the 19th century remains on the site.
The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, have protested the plan.
Details may be found in an article in the Jerusalem Post at http://goo.gl/0ryDRk.