Poland accused of blocking holocaust remembrance plaques 

The old black and white wedding picture from 1920 shows a group of people outside Evelyn Fine’s grandparents’ home in the small town of Grajewo in north-east Poland.

Come the end of the war 25 years later the vast majority of those people were dead, consumed by the Holocaust.

Like many descendants of holocaust victims in Europe, Ms Fine now wants to commemorate her grandparents by laying a  brass plate among the cobbles in front of the old family home.

The plaques, or stolpersteine, have become common in much of Europe. But not so much in Poland. Despite the country once being home to some 3 million Jews, the largest Jewish population in pre-war Europe, there are just a handful. 

And now those…

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