Roadworks reveal 150 Jewish headstones

Some of the headstones still retain gold lettering and coloured painting. Ireneusz Stefański - Burmistrz Leżajska/Facebook

Some 150 Jewish gravestones have been unearthed during  construction work in the south-eastern Polish town of Leżajsk.

The find is the biggest discovery of ‘matzevot’ in Poland in recent years.

As TFN history guru Stuart Dowell tells John Beauchamp, the discovery is all the more valuable because some of them have retained their original colours and painted lettering, which surviving headstones in the local Jewish cemetery have lost over the years.

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