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Swiss Section of Lica Condemns Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

July 29, 1980
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The Swiss section of the international League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICA) has condemned the desecration of the oldest Jewish cemetery of Carouge in Geneva last week and demanded that the vandals be apprehended and punished according to law.

Fifty tombstones were overturned and such slogans as “death to the Jews,” “your dead shall never rest” and “Hitler’s lesson is not forgotten” were sprayed on the tombstones, along with swastikas and the word “Jude.”

A statement signed by Clod Kettere, president of the Swiss LICA and the former Mayor of Geneva, called the desecration a “disgusting act” and urged that adequate measures be taken to prevent a recurrence at a time when such manifestations of anti-Semitism are becoming more frequent. The local police so far have been unable to trace the mandols.

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