Jewish cemetery desecrated in NE Czech Republic

July 17, 2007 16:59

A Jewish cemetery has been desecrated in a northeastern Czech town, an official said Tuesday. Jirina Garajova, head of the Jewish community in Ostrava, 350 kilometers east of Prague, said that 25 tombstones were overturned at the Jewish cemetery in the nearby town of Bohumin over the weekend. Two of the tombstones were broken, she said. The cemetery, dating back to the 19th century, is no longer used for burials and opened to public on July 1 after renovations.

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