This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.
"Such words are offensive to two peoples who have been victims of monstrous persecution," Spokesman Borukh Gorin said.
The Polish government's statement said: "We strongly condemn aggression and violence against any person."
EJA head Rabbi Margolin: “There is no doubt that this is an anti-Jewish decision that is blatantly anti-Semitic."
'I never wished to return to that place of our degradation and annihilation, but to return in the company of our noblest, bravest of the brave – our IDF soldiers, makes my spirit soar with pride and hope.'
Some hid in animal cages, other in the villa's basement. Some were 'adopted' as fake family members or service staff.