The Vilnius Lazdynai school walls, built with Jewish gravestones

The Lazdynai Middle School in Vilnius, built by the Soviets in the 1970’s.

The school’s outer walls are built with gravestones from the Jewish cemetery, as building materials.

The Soviets gave the order to destroy the cemetery and use the stones for the construction.

Every day the pupils of the school, can play with the dead:

Jewish Gravestones in the school's yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school’s yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school's yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school’s yard of a Vilnius school.
“By committing a crime against humanity, tombstones from the old Jewish cemetery laid in this supporting wall were used as building materials. This is an example of the barbaric policy pursued by the Soviet authorities”
Jewish Gravestones in the school's yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school’s yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school's yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school’s yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school's yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school’s yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school's yard of a Vilnius school.
Jewish Gravestones in the school’s yard of a Vilnius school.

Using Jewish gravestones was a common practice.
lately, in Lviv, an effort is being made to uncover the gravestones used as building materials for the streets, see more in this post:

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