The Daily Telegraph

Jewish symbol allowed on church grave


The Church of England has allowed the churchyard grave of a Jewish war hero to be marked with a Star of David almost 80 years after he died.

In a case thought to be the first of its kind, official permission has been given for the crucifix on the grave of Pilot Officer Harold Rosofsky to be removed and replaced with the Jewish symbol. The South African airman was killed at the start of the war when his plane came down over Suffolk in September 1939. The RAF arranged his burial in All Saints Honington, but was unable to contact the family to ask how he should be commemorat­ed.

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