Swastikas drawn on street in front of New Orleans Jewish cemetery

There was no damage inside the Gates of Prayer Cemetery on Joseph Street. Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans are buried there, according to the report.

Placing stones on a headstone at a Jewish cemetery marks the memory of and honors the deceased. (photo credit: GETTY IMAGES)
Placing stones on a headstone at a Jewish cemetery marks the memory of and honors the deceased.
(photo credit: GETTY IMAGES)
(JTA) — Swastikas and a crossed-out Star of David were painted on the street in front of a New Orleans Jewish cemetery.
There was no damage inside the Gates of Prayer Cemetery on Joseph Street. Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans are buried there, according to the report.
 
The New Orleans Police Department is increasing patrols around synagogues and Jewish institutions, according to the local CBS affiliate WWL-TV.
City workers on Monday afternoon worked to clean the symbols from the street.
Residents living near the cemetery first discovered the images on Friday.