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Bonn Says Desecrated Jewish Cemeteries Totaled 300 in 18 Years

The West German Government said today that a report issued last month on desecrations of 857 German cemeteries, including 300 Jewish cemeteries, covered a period of 18 years. It had initially been reported that the period of such desecrations was for the current year only.

In issuing the report, the Interior Ministry said that the figure for the Jewish cemeteries was “frighteningly high. ” The period covered was January 1, 1948 through April 1, 1966.