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The image of Nazi swastikas emblazoned on Jewish gravestones had been “extremely frightening” and a reminder of darker times, he said.
The 16th-century oil paintings by the Flemish master Joachim Patinir were handed over Monday in Paris to the descendants of Herta and Henry Bromberg.
“In recent days, numerous serious incidents have begun occurring in the Paris region."
The alleged victim was wearing the uniform of her private Jewish school, Merkaz-Hatorah, when the attack happened during lunch break Wednesday.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe: “In our country, antisemitism is alive. It is not new, it is ancient. It is not superficial, it is well-rooted and it is alive."
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
The alleged perpetrators saw that the victim was Jewish because she was wearing a Star of David pendant.
The town, which is situated 90 miles northwest of Marseille, had a large Jewish population in the 13th century.
Jewish groups have claimed that France's lack of judicial action against antisemites in the past amounted to a cover-up of hate crimes against Jews.
Earlier this year, the original collector's descendants saw an opportunity to reclaim the lost piece.
By EYTAN HALON
The alleged assault was reported to France’s ministry of education by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism.
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced “a new plan to combat antisemitism” during a speech at Paris’s Buffault Synagogue.
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