Dutch Jewish Cemetery Desecrated

The epidemic of Jewish cemetery desecrations in Europe continued last week, the latest reported in Puttern, in the province of North Brabant near the Belgian border.

Although located in the Netherlands, the cemetery is the chief burial ground used by the Jews of Antwerp, Belgium.

The headstones were found daubed with swastikas.

There has been a wave of assaults on Jewish cemeteries since the exceptionally brutal violation of the ancient Jewish cemetery in Carpentras, in southern France, on or about May 10.

Since then, Jewish burial grounds have been invaded in Clichy, a suburb of Paris; in the French cities of Nevers, Nantes and Bethune; and in Yerdon, Switzerland.

Jewish gravestones also were overturned in East Germany and at the concentration camp memorial in the Unterallgau region of West Germany.

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