desecrated graves France.
(photo credit: AP)
A Jewish cemetery in eastern was
desecrated Wednesday, with at least 18 gravestones marked with swastikas and
overturned, police and Jewish officials said.
The desecration in a
cemetery came as Jews marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of death camp.
's main Jewish
organization, CRIF, said at least 18 tombstones at the Cronenbourg cemetery
were found marked with swastikas and 13 of them were overturned.
The CRIF's Marc Knobel said the
inscription "juden raus" (Jews out) was found on one tomb.
President Nicolas Sarkozy "firmly
condemns this unbearable act, the expression of odious racism," said a
statement from his office. It asked that those responsible be quickly
identified and their acts "treated with the severity called for."