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On this webpage is
a beautiful photo of the mayor in front of the hanging flag of Chełm, in
Lubeskie vojvodship, southeastern Poland. Pascal did not mention the crown
on top of the Coat of Arms, but on this site
is an image of the coat of arms with crown. Chełm is the main town of Chełm
county, 60 km east of Lubłin, with 70.000 inhabitants.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2001
Chełm is a very famous city in Jewish humor. Apparently there was once
a thriving Jewish community there whose famous "Wise Men" were incredibly
stupid. For all I know the community was fictional. One joke can give you
the flavor: The Wise Men of Chełm decided to send a spaceship to the sun.
When asked whether it would burn up, they replied "Don't worry, we'll send
it at night".
Al Kirsch, 6 May 2001