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Attempt to Desecrate Jewish Cemetery Fails

August 13, 1928
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(J.T.A. Mail Service)

An attempt to desecrate the Jewish cemetery in Cologne failed, due to the fortuitous presence of the watchman in the section of the cemetery which the vandals attempted to invade.

A group of German boys wearing the swastika emblem of the anti-Semites, were climbing over the wall when the watchman appeared on the scene. When his warning to descend was not heeded, he threatened action. A fist fight then developed and only ceased when the watchman threatened to use firearms. The boys then fled. They were not identified.

Recently the Jewish cemetery rat Cologne-Deckstein was partly destroyed. The police did not succeed in apprehending the vandals. Several days ago unknown vandals destroyed the Shield of David on top of the chapel erected in the Jewish cemetery at Bonner Tor.

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