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09-12-1998
If you've been following events in the Czech Republic more closely, you'll know of the controversy around the pig farm at Lety. It's not the farm itself, but the place where it is located, namely on the site of a concentration camp, where Roma people were jailed and hundreds of them died during World War 2. The pig farm has been an eye sore and source of much criticism for some time. The previous cabinet of Josef Tosovsky tried in vain to do away with it. And the issue is still open.

Some one hundred Czech and foreign personalities, including Simon Wiesenthal, signed an open letter to premier Milos Zeman last week calling on his cabinet to do away with the farm.

Numerous politicians have voiced the same opinion. But now a dissonant note has made itself heard, and from a rather unexpected source.

The Association of Previous Political Prisoners has voiced its opinion that the whole issue is nonsense. In its open letter signed by its chairman Stanislav Stransky the association draws attention to the fact that the cemetery where the hundreds of Roma concentration camp victims are buried lies a bit further, away from the pig farm and a small monument has been erected there.

All that needs to be done is to separate the farm from the graves with some trees, for example, and nothing stands in the way of building a more representative memorial there, at the site of the graves.

The only result of the farm being closed down, the former political prisoners say, would be an increase in the local unemployment rate

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