Poland / 07-08-2007

Poland - Jewish cemetery desecrated in Czestochowa


A Jewish cemetery in southern Poland has been desecrated with around 100 tombstones daubed with anti-Semitic slogans and Nazi symbols.
Police spokesman Adam Gaska said that the perpetrators were believed to be local youths, and that a criminal investigation had been opened in Czestochowa in the country’s south.
“Numerous tombstones have been covered with insulting wording or SS symbols, in black paint,".
The Czestochowa Jewish cemetery was founded in the late 19th century and houses 4,500 graves.
Date: Aug 7, 2007

Photo: AFP Copyright 2007