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Unknown vandals desecrated the Jewish section of the Vienna central cemetery with anti-Semitic slogans Sunday night, a police spokesman said Monday. The criminals defaced about 20 tombs tones with the slogan “Judensau” (Jewish pig). They also smeared anti-Semitic slogans on the walls of a downtown synagogue. Police said it was the second anti-Semitic action within a week in Vienna. Last week vandals defaced a monument for Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, by daubing it with anti-Semitic inscriptions. Police are continuing their search for the vandals, who have still not been identified.

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