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January 19, 2016 6:17 am

Jewish Cemetery In Germany Desecrated for Third Time in Three Months

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A gravestone at the Jewish cemetery in Hanover that was dubbed with a swastika in 2015.  The same cemetery was vandalized three times in three months. Photo: Everyday Vandalism.

A gravestone at the Jewish cemetery in Hanover that was desecrated in 2015. The same cemetery was vandalized three times in three months. Photo: Everyday Vandalism.

A Jewish cemetery in Germany was desecrated for the third time in three months, according to a UK project that cited the German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine.

The project — #Everyday Antisemitism — part of the UK’s Campaign Against Antisemitism, reported on Friday that unknown perpetrators ripped out two Jewish gravestones at the cemetery in Hannover and smashed a window adjacent to a sermon hall. The month before, in December, gravestones were also pulled out and desecrated. In November, vandals spray-painted a grave with a swastika and broke the glass windows of the sermon hall.

Hannoversche Allgemeine quoted Hanover Jewish community chairman Michael Prince, who called for tighter security measures at the cemetery to ensure that a similar incident does not occur in the future.

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  • Andrew Falkenstein

    The middle finger works in any language, but desecration and antisemitism is ugly in all languages also.

  • Hannover

    There is no city such as “Hanover”. The city is called “Hannover”. Same for Munich, Cologne etc. Nobody in the western world calls Jerusalem or New York differently just because they are residing abroad. So much about everyday discrimination…

    • Kim

      Nobody in Jerusalem calls it Jerusalem except English speakers. It’s Yerushalayim, and it’s a Hebrew word so it will be spelled differently by different people in transliteration.

    • Tuffy

      What nonsens … Germans say: Italien?! Großbritannien?! Finnish people say to Germany:Sachsa <- something like this

    • German

      I don’t understand how your comment is relevant for this news article, which is about desecrating a cemetary.

      • Szel

        Exactly…what difference about the spelling of Hanover/Hannover? What is reported is hatred, bigotry…who cares about spelling when truly ignorant, ugly behavior is the issue?

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