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Essingen Jewish Cemetery, 1000 Years Old, Desecrated

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish cemetery of Essingen, a thousand years old, was desecrated last night. Forty-two tombstones were demolished by the vandals. The cemetery was considered one of the oldest monuments in Germany and served the needs of the Jewish communities from Speyer to Landau.

The culprits, two young men aged 17 and 19, were arrested.

The desecration of the cemetery in Essingen constitutes the fifty-second case of attacks on Jewish cemeteries in Germany since 1923.