RIO DE JANEIRO (Jul. 26)
After waiting in vain for seven months during which the police authorities have failed to act on the case, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Brazil today announced it has hired private detectives to attempt to apprehend anti-Semitic hooligans who had desecrated a Jewish cemetery at Curitiba.
The desecrations occurred last December, and were reported to the police promptly. More than 40 tombstones in the Jewish burial grounds at Curitiba had been overturned, but thus far there have been no reports about any police action. Several hundred Jewish families live at Curitiba, most of them having settled there about 50 years ago.