Human remains were dug up during construction work at a former Jewish cemetery in the city of Siemiatycze in eastern Poland, JTA reported.
Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich said he had warned the authorities in advance and slammed the digging as “the worst desecration of a Jewish cemetery” he saw since assuming his post seventeen years ago.
The bones are in part of the Jewish cemetery located on private land which was not restored after the war.
Only seventy out of 7000 Jews who lived in this town and constituted 70 percent of its population survived World War II.
The case is being investigated by the local District Prosecutor’s Office.