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Kosher Shop Opens at Warsaw Airport

December 8, 1999

WARSAW, Poland (AP) _ Jews arriving at Warsaw’s main airport will be able to stock up on kosher food at a shop opened Wednesday by a foundation working to help revive Poland’s once-vibrant Jewish culture.

``Now, Orthodox Jewish businessmen and tourists will not have to bring kosher food in boxes and suitcases,″ said Zbigniew Nissenbaum, chairman of the Nissenbaum Foundation.

Profits from the airport store will be used to help renovate Jewish cemeteries and synagogues in Poland.

Poland’s Jewish community of 3.5 million people was nearly wiped out in the Holocaust, and only about 20,000 Jews live in the country today.

Since the fall of communist rule in 1989, however, Poland has become a popular destination for Jews from around the world searching for their roots and making business contacts.