Footbridge over Hohensteiner Straße .
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KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) — An activist who says he is working to “liberate Poland from American Jews’ occupation” unveiled an effigy in Lodz of a Jewish politician hung on a gallows.
Sławomir Dul presented the display featuring the late communist politician Jakub Berman, captioned “Jew,” outside the headquarters of the city’s police station Tuesday, Gazeta Wyborcza reported
. The building stands in what used to be the Lodz Ghetto.
Dul shouted “I did it, I hung a Jew,” the report said.
Police officers documented the display without intervening immediately, according to Gazeta Wyborcza. Outraged passers-by did dismantle it, the report said.
Police told Dul to leave when the display became a cause for disturbing public order, a police spokesman said. Dul left without resisting.
On April 26, locals from a town in southern Poland re-enacted the custom of casting judgment on Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus, using a life-size effigy of a stereotypical Jew with a hooked nose and sidelocks.
The incident provoked international condemnations, including from the State of Israel.Learn about the March of the Living.
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