Monday, November 01, 2010

49 Jewish graves desecrated in France

L'Express reports that 49 graves were toppled at a 200-year old Jewish cemetery in the Bar-le-Duc cemetery in Lorraine, France.

The entire cemetery has 129 gravestones.

A passerby noticed that the usually locked gate was opened, and he notified police.

Members of the Jewish community said that this was the first time that the cemetery has been desecrated.

Photos from Est Republicain.fr show that the attackers probably used sledgehammers to break some of the old, thick tombstones.

(h/t Clark)