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Westphallan Youngsters Renovate Desecrated Jewish Cemeteries

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Local groups of German young people in their towns have acted on their own for the restoration of desecrated Jewish cemeteries, it was disclosed here today.

More than 100 boys and girls renovated the cemetery in Rheda which was vandalized last August. When the youths announced their intention “to make good for the disgrace,” the Rheda town council provided tools and financial help.

in Borghorst, another Westphalian town, youth groups announced they would care for the local Jewish cemetery “as a token for the guilt of the past times.” In Dinslaken, where the cemetery also had been desecrated, a group of youths aged 15 to 17 spent their leisure hours cleaning up paths in the cemetery and replacing tombstones.

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