Reuters.com: French Jewish Graves Desecrated with …

Reuters.com: French Jewish Graves Desecrated with Nazi Slogans

Vandals desecrated 127 graves with Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans in a Jewish cemetery close to the French border with Germany, officials said on Friday. ‘Juden raus’ — ‘Jews out’ in German — was written above the entrance gate to the cemetery, and two German flags and the Nazi slogan ‘One Reich, One People, One Leader’ in German were also found on the site. President Jacques Chirac pledged tough penalties for those behind what he called ‘horrific and intolerable’ acts, which come amid a political row between the French left and right over their records in combating anti-Semitism. Swastikas, the name of Adolf Hitler and the SS initials of his elite guard were etched or painted onto tombstones in the Herrlisheim cemetery near the town of Colmar, 20 km (12 miles) from the German border.

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