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Published on Apr 14, 2016
5 April 2016 - Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland was at Frampol, Poland on Tuesday to lend his personal support, and that of the Council of Europe, to the ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, which works to protect Jewish burial grounds in Central and Eastern Europe. Jagland was joined by his wife Hanne as well as by former Israeli government minister Yossi Beilin and his wife Daniela. Also present were Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the president of the Union of Polish Jewish Communities Leslaw Piszewski, ESJF CEO Philip Carmel, and Monika Krawczyk, the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ). After a talk with pupils of Frampol's school, who have helped in the protection of the local Jewish cemetery, the entire congregation walked to the Jewish cemetery of the small town, where a commemoration took place.