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Parliament Takes Up Desecration of Jewish Cemeteries in British Zone of Germany

The question of desecration of Jewish cemeteries in the British zone of Germany was raised in Parliament today. Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Christopher Mayhew said, in reply to a question, that eight cases of desecrated Jewish cemeteries in the British zone have definitely been established.

Investigations conducted by British officials, Mayhew stated, led to the apprehension of six culprits responsible for the vandalism. With one exception, all of these vandals were children, he added, who have been using the burial grounds as play areas. The sixth person responsible for the damage was a stonemason who stole gravestones from the cemeteries and who was fined “100 tombstones” for his deed, the Under-Secretary said.