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Published on: July 2, 2010 09:50 AM
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Kiev - Brothers David and Zvika Gorvitch, who travelled to Bogoslav, Ukraine, in search of their grandfather’s final resting place, were shocked to find at the entrance to the city’s municipality building, that the stones on the pavement were actually ancient tombstones taken from the Jewish cemetery.
The city of Bogoslav, located in the Kiev district, was once home to a thriving Jewish community. Well-known Jews of last century even lived there, such as author Shalom Aleichem, who spent many years at his grandparents’ home in the city.
Today, the Jewish community of Bogoslav contains just 70 people, out of a population of 17,000 residents. The municipality building where the problematic pavement was found was once a Jewish school.
“I came here in search of my grandfather’s grave, and this is what I find! I am shocked,” said Zvika Gorvitch, “Go figure what road his tombstones is a part of now.”
A member of the Bogoslav Jewish community said the pavement in question was built from the tombstones after the Second World War. “Many people visited the site and promised to take care of the problem, but nothing has changed,” the source said.
“One of the wealthy Jews sent money to the city to remove the tombstones and transfer them to the cemetery, but the city chose to use this money to fix up the public park across the way,” he added.


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 Jul 02, 2010 at 10:03 AM anonymous Says:

Nothing new the Nazis did that during WW II with tombstones from Jewish cemeteries in Galicia and in Czenstochau

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 10:18 AM formally Says:

“One of the wealthy Jews sent money to the city to remove the tombstones and transfer them to the cemetery, but the city chose to use this money to fix up the public park across the way,” he added.

can't they sue

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 10:35 AM schocked Says:

Reply to #2  
formally Says:

“One of the wealthy Jews sent money to the city to remove the tombstones and transfer them to the cemetery, but the city chose to use this money to fix up the public park across the way,” he added.

can't they sue

shocked ???- nonsense- it is expected from these nazi lovers

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 10:36 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
formally Says:

“One of the wealthy Jews sent money to the city to remove the tombstones and transfer them to the cemetery, but the city chose to use this money to fix up the public park across the way,” he added.

can't they sue

Sue who? Kiev is one of the most corrupt cities in the world!!!

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 11:13 AM not news Says:

No news at all. Whoever goes to Europe for kivrei tzadikim sees that all the time. If blood was hefker kal vechomer for thomstonea. They got million tons of stone for cheap.

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 11:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
anonymous Says:

Nothing new the Nazis did that during WW II with tombstones from Jewish cemeteries in Galicia and in Czenstochau

Yes, nothing new, the Israeli Government from '48 to the present day has destroyed many ancient cemeteries.

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 11:33 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
anonymous Says:

Nothing new the Nazis did that during WW II with tombstones from Jewish cemeteries in Galicia and in Czenstochau

Yes, nothing new, under the full protection of the Israeli Government many many ancient cemeteries where destroyed by Israeli Archaeologists from ' 48 to the present day

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 12:48 PM eli Says:

On Har Hazeisim in Yerushalayim when the Jordanians had control of it from 1948-1967 the tombstones were taken and used to build roads and even for worse uses. After 1967 new matzevahs had to be made - my Great Grandfather A"H was one of those that needed a new matzaveh.

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 Jul 02, 2010 at 06:27 PM woodmere Says:

This is a lesson NOT to send any money to these BLOOD thirsty countries.
and STOP going there and spending money for these Jew haters.
Go to Israel and spend the money there.

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 Jul 04, 2010 at 08:49 AM Anonymous Says:

You will see the same thing all over Eastern Europe. I saw it in several places in Poland.

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 Jul 04, 2010 at 10:27 PM Anonymous Says:

In the Bais Oilam Korczyna Poland all the matzaivos that had marble inlays, the inlays are missing and there is a pry mark clearly visible at the edge of where the inlay say. The stones that still have inlays, the inlays are cracked. The Polish mamzerim attempted to remove them but cracked them making them worthless. The weathering and discoloration where the inlay sat is very different from the rest of the stone meaning this is a fairly recent occurence. Yimach shimom vizichrom.

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