Anti-jewish Slogans Appear on Wall of Jewish Cemetery in Germany
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Anti-jewish Slogans Appear on Wall of Jewish Cemetery in Germany

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The wall of the 250-year-old Jewish cemetery at Celle, a country town near the former Nazi death camp at Bergen-Belsen, was found this morning smeared with swastikas and 50-yard-long inscriptions such as “Jews to the K. Z. (concentration camp)” and “Jews must die.” The perpetrators have not yet been traced. No burial has taken place in the cemetery since the turn of the century.

The cemetery desecration was carried out while a second meeting was being held at the Bergen-Belsen memorial by thousands of Roman Catholics, who participated in a “Service of Atonement” conducted by the Bishop of Aix La Chappelle. In his sermon at the ceremonies, the Bishop reminded the audience of the unspeakable cruelty and indescribable misery of the inmates of the Bergen-Belsen camp and paid tribute to the many thousands of Jewish victims who perished there at the hands of the Nazis, mentioning in particular the death of Anne Frank.

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