Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

Police are investigating the vandalization of one of the four Jewish cemeteries in Cologne where some 60 gravestones were overturned and partially or completely demolished last week. A spokesman for the local Jewish community said it was the most serious desecration of a Jewish burial ground in Germany since World War II. The upended stones were not daubed with anti-Semitic slogans as is often the case in such incidents. Ironically, the Cologne cemetery, which is 300 years old, survived the Nazi era intact.