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November 30, 1984
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Mayor Jacques Medecin of Nice has ordered the police to employ as much manpower as necessary to find the vandals who desecrated graves and smashed religious symbols in the Chateau cemetery Wednesday night, one of the oldest Jewish burial grounds in the region. Between 64-70 tombstones were broken or overturned. Police said that while no inscriptions or slogans were left behind, the desecration was clearly an anti-Semitic act. The Jewish character of the cemetery is well known. Chief Rabbi Rene Sirat of France said: “This reminds us of things which happened 40 years ago (during the Nazi occupation of France) and which we thought were done and finished and could not repeat themselves.”

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