The Croatian government and the city of Zagreb will finance the reconstruction of a synagogue that was leveled during World War II, when Croatia was a Nazi puppet state, officials said Wednesday.
The new synagogue will be built at the site of the old one in downtown Zagreb - currently a parking lot run by the Jewish community.
"We want to correct the historical error," said Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who met Croatian Jewish representatives late Tuesday.
Croatia's wartime pro-Nazi regime blew up the synagogue, and the site was later confiscated by the communist authorities. The Croatian government returned the site to the Jewish community in 1999.
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