Indictment Filed for Burning Jew in Effigy in Poland


Anti-Semitism has reared its head in the midst of a Polish city.

A Polish man has been indicted for burning an effigy of an Orthodox Jew last November, during a protest by hundreds of Poles against the influx of Syrian migrants in front of city hall in the southwestern city of Wroclaw.

The burning of the figure, with traditional peyos and a black hat, was greeted with cheers from the crowd, which had been organized by the National-Radical Camp (ONR) and All-Polish Youth.

The Polish prosecutor announced that an indictment on charges of incitement to anti-Semitism and racism has been submitted against Piotr Rybak, a well-known construction contractor, who set the effigy on fire.

A decision will be made in the coming days whether or not to bring other people to trial who were also involved in the protest and the burning of the effigy.