Over 100 Graves Desecrated With Anti-Semitic Text and Images in France

A general view shows the Jewish cemetery where graves were desecrated with swastikas in Westhoffen, near Strasbourg, France, Wednesday. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

More than 100 tombstones were desecrated with anti-Semitic text and imagery at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

The desecration was discovered Tuesday at the cemetery of Westhoffen, near Strasbourg, the AFP news agency reported.

A French police officer stands in front of the entrance of the Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen, near Strasbourg, France, Wednesday. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

A spokesperson for the town’s municipality did not specify the nature of the text and images painted on the cemetery.

“I condemn very firmly the despicable anti-Semitic acts that have once again occurred in the region and express my unreserved support of the Jewish community,” Jean-Luc Marx, the prefect of the Bas-Rhin region where Westhoffen is situated, said in a statement.


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