Czech Republic. Czech-German charitable fund has allotted 30 thousand dollars for the reconstruction of Prague Pinkhas synagogue. It has suffered from the flood this summer. Water has strongly damaged, in particular, the walls with names of 80 thousand Czech Jews - victims of Holocaust during the World War II.
Poland. An exhibition dedicated to Jews fighting in Polish armed forces during the World War II has opened in Warsaw. Wartime documents are represented at the exhibition organized by the Jewish historical institute. Among the exhibits - a unique copy of Torah printed especially for army Rabbis in 1935. According to official data, there were 13,5 thousand Jews (near 6,6% of the whole army) in Polish army in 1937. 130 thousand Polish Jews fought in various units during the war. Nearly 10 thousand Jews died in the struggle.
Romania. A religious scandal has flashed up in the country. Patriarch Feoctist, aged 86, in his youth supported a fascist movement and was one of priests to have participated in the pogrom of a Bucharest synagogue in 1941. Recently published documents of "Sekuriate" Romanian security service prove that fact.
Latvia. The "New Time" party, having won parliamentary elections in Latvia, advanced to the post of minister of foreign affairs the chairman of state Jewish community Grigory Krupnikov. Krupnikov - aged 53, a native of Riga - is a businessman and sponsor of "New Time". He is also a founder of Latvian association on NATO support.
Poland. Jewish community of Warsaw fired a watchman of the Jewish cemetery after the police had disclosed and destroyed spacious areas under crops of marijuana the enterprising servant had planted on the cemetery territory. The head of Warsaw Jewish community and his deputy informed they knew nothing about a watchman's "initiative".
Estonia. Estonia prolonged the investigation term of an alleged involvement of a residing in Venezuela Estonian Harry Myannil in Nazi crimes.
The Simon Vizental Center informs entrepreneur Harry Myannil, aged 82, was a policeman at the times of German occupation of Estonia. Myannil himself repeatedly stated he had never cooperated with Nazis against Jews.