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Tuesday, October 12, 1999 Published at 21:19 GMT 22:19 UK

World: Europe

First Jewish school opened in Poland

The Polish Prime Minister, Jerzy Buzek, has attended the official opening of the first Jewish school in the country since the Holocaust.

He said the school would continue the eight-hundred year tradition of Jewish life in Poland, which was all but obliterated by the Holocaust.

Over one-hundred-and-fifty children from Warsaw's tiny Jewish community attended the opening of the Lauder Morasha school.

It was established by the the Ronald S Lauder Foundation, named after a Jewish-American philanthropist who's established other Jewish schools in Central and Eastern Europe. Poland has a Jewish community of only ten thousand out of nearly three and a half million it had before the Second World War.

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