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Tombstones Daubed with Nazi Slogans

More than 10 Jewish tombstones at Golders Green Cemetery in northwest London have been daubed with Nazi slogans and the initials “BM” believed to stand for the “British Movement,” an overtly anti-Semitic group. The daubings discovered Tuesday follow similar incidents in Manchester and Leeds, which both have sizeable Jewish communities. Most occurred since the screening of the television series “Holocaust.”

Dr. Jacob Gewirtz, defense secretary of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said yesterday that the British Movement had recently published a new edition of the anti-Jewish tract “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” In Manchester, windows have been broken at the premises of two local Jewish newspapers and there have been anti-Jewish daubings at a synagogue and railway station. In Leeds, a cemetery has been desecrated and the reporter of a Jewish newspaper was struck with an iron bar.