Tombstones desecrated in Jewish cemetery in France

Public prosecutor says out of 126 headstones, 49 were either vandalized, damaged or knocked down in what the BNVCA called an "anti-Semitic" act.

November 1, 2010 13:21
police officer shows a member of the Jewish commun

desecrated graves France. (photo credit: AP)

Forty-nine tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in northeastern France were desecrated, according to police on Sunday, the European Jewish Press reported.

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Jewish cemetery desecrated in France

According to the report, public prosecutor Yves Badorc said that out of 126 tombstones at the Bar-le-duc cemetery, 49 were vandalized, damaged, or knocked down.

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No one has taken responsibility for the incident.

The National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA) has called on the prosecutor "to take into consideration the racist character of the degradations in this old Jewish cemetery, which constitute an anti-Semitic act despite the absence of any inscription."

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