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Muslim girls in Poland to study Holocaust turned away from Lublin synagogue

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A group of Muslim girls from Germany said they were prevented from entering a synagogue in Lublin while on a visit to Poland to study the Holocaust.

The girls claim they were refused entrance to the synagogue at the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva last week because they were wearing traditional Muslim headgear.

The Jewish community of Lublin has denied the claim, saying in a statement that the group was turned away because the hotel where the synagogue is located had been rented exclusively for “one of Europe’s” soccer teams.

According to the Polish media, the group’s leader…