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Paris Main Synagogue Desecrated

July 29, 1977
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The Paris main synagogue was desecrated last night by unknown vandals who scribbled anti-Semitic slogans on the walls and tried to break into the main hall. Police believe that a neo-Nazi organization was responsible.

The janitor at the synagogue discovered the inscriptions when he reported for work. Police launched an investigation, taking fingerprints and questioning neighbors and possible witnesses. Police said today they had not yet discovered any definite clues. The Paris Jewish Consistory and the Representative Council of French Jewish Organizations (CRIF) called upon the government to take all necessary steps to apprehend the culprits and have them tried.

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