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German Minister Reports on Desecrations of Jewish Cemeteries

The West German Interior Ministry said here that 300 of 857 desecrations of German cemeteries this year were committed against Jewish burial grounds and called the figure for the Jewish cemeteries “frighteningly high. “

The Ministry’s internal security department, in announcing the data, concluded that anti-Semitic prejudice still existed in West Germany. The department said, however, that many of those arrested in the vandalistic acts had no political motivation for their behavior.