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Reaction to tragedy showcases changes in Polish-Jewish relations

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/reaction_to_tragedy_showcases_changes_in_polish-jewish_relations_20100420

The Jewish reaction to the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other senior Polish officials in an air tragedy highlights a remarkable change in how the Jewish world views Poland. The prayers, public statements and personal tributes, including a special remembrance during the March of the Living, were normal expressions of grief and solidarity for a close friend and ally -- in short, heartfelt sentiments that probably could not have been made 20 or even 15 years ago.

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