Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family

By JTA
May 7, 2016 07:49

 
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The deputy speaker of the Knesset, Hilik Bar, attended a ceremony in a Polish town that renamed its main square for his great-grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust.

The renaming ceremony last week in Skulsk, 120 miles west of Warsaw, was in memory of Yitzhak Kotowski, a head of the local Jewish community who was murdered in the Majdanek concentration camp in 1942, Maariv reported Wednesday.

The main square of Skulsk was renamed in the memory of Bar’s great-grandfather to “the Kotowski Family Square” a ceremony attended by Bar, a member of Israel’s Labor party, and 17 members of his family.

Bar, the head of the Israel-Poland Friendship parliamentary caucus, was received at a municipality building last year on land that he said his family had owned; it was built over their home, which had been destroyed.

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