Cemetery Desecration

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67 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Poland

67 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Poland

19th-century Jewish cemetery vandalized for 3rd time since 2015.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 28/06/2021 17:56
Danish extremist guilty of Jewish cemetery vandalism

Danish extremist guilty of Jewish cemetery vandalism

Member of neo-Nazi group sentenced for his part in covering Jewish cemetery in red paint during Passover.Dan Verbin, 23/06/2021 21:11
Window of Jewish cemetery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany vandalized

Window of Jewish cemetery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany vandalized

Cemetery that was previously vandalized in 2019 has its chapel window broken with rocks.Dan Verbin, 22/06/2021 22:07
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

2 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe see headstones smashed in anti-Semitic incidents.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 07/06/2021 21:17
Drunk driver crashes into Jewish cemetery in the UK, damages nine headstones

Drunk driver crashes into Jewish cemetery in the UK, damages nine headstones

Incident that caused approximately $20,000 in damages described as "distressing" by the United Synagogue.Dan Verbin, 21/04/2021 21:51
Jewish gravestones vandalized in Belfast cemetery

Jewish gravestones vandalized in Belfast cemetery

Ten gravestones, some dating back to the 1870s, were vandalized and toppled at Northern Irish cemetery.Dan Verbin, 18/04/2021 18:02
Infuriating footage from the military cemetery

Infuriating footage from the military cemetery

Extremists may have burned flags, wreaths, at IDF cemetery. 'They're a provocative handful, don't deserve to be called haredim,' MK says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 13:27
Dozens of French graves defaced with swastikas

Dozens of French graves defaced with swastikas

In unusual twist, none of the affected graves belonged to Jews.AFP, 28/12/2020 18:57
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

Multiple headstones were destroyed at the Jewish cemetery of Malyn in UkraineCnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 09/11/2020 18:03
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary

5 headstones smashed at Moldova cemetery which has been repeatedly targeted in recent years.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 03/11/2020 18:44
Jewish cemetery desecrated days before Greece neo-Nazi verdict

Jewish cemetery desecrated days before Greece neo-Nazi verdict

'Jews out' painted at Jewish cemetery near Athens days before verdict in murder trial of neo-Nazi.AFP, 05/10/2020 20:27
Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland

Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland

Third case of vandalism at a Polish Jewish cemetery this month reported in southern Poland, after 20 tombstones damaged.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 15/09/2020 15:02
More than 30 headstones damaged at South African Jewish cemetery

More than 30 headstones damaged at South African Jewish cemetery

Community intends to restore headstones, then lay them flat, burial society head says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/08/2020 20:25
Jewish and Black historical cemeteries vandalized in Virginia with Nazi symbol

Jewish and Black historical cemeteries vandalized in Virginia with Nazi symbol

White nationalist symbols spray-painted at Jewish and African American cemeteries in Virginia.Marcy Oster, JTA, 05/08/2020 07:03
Dozens of headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Russia

Dozens of headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Russia

Jewish cemetery in St. Petersburg vandalized. Police investigating case, but have no suspects or security camera footage.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/07/2020 22:59
Jewish cemetery turned into garbage dump

Jewish cemetery turned into garbage dump

After state builds highway cutting Jewish town of Yarhiv off from its cemetery, Arabs desecrate site, dump garbage and drugs there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2020 18:49
France: Dozens of gravestones vandalized with swastikas

France: Dozens of gravestones vandalized with swastikas

About 20 gravestones in cemetery in Aude region vandalized with swastikas and the words “Death to Jews”.Elad Benari, 16/07/2020 06:06
Desecration of ancient German Jewish cemetery: Not anti-Semitism - this time

Desecration of ancient German Jewish cemetery: Not anti-Semitism - this time

Police, Jewish community of Worms say vandalism of ancient cemetery was work of crazy person who escaped custody, not anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, 13/07/2020 22:08
Germany: Dozens of Jewish graves destroyed in ancient cemetery in Worms

Germany: Dozens of Jewish graves destroyed in ancient cemetery in Worms

Ancient Jewish cemetery in Worms, Germany vandalized, with dozens of graves shattered and desecrated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2020 17:46
Hand-washing fountain and maintenance trailer damaged at Santa Rosa Jewish cemetery

Hand-washing fountain and maintenance trailer damaged at Santa Rosa Jewish cemetery

Fountain in California dedicated to Holocaust survivors toppled and smashed.Marcy Oster, JTA, 19/06/2020 08:00
Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized with spray-paint

Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized with spray-paint

Anti-Semitic message spray-painted onto wall of Jewish cemetery in southern Poland, a year after previous vandalism.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 16/06/2020 07:42
Swastikas drawn on street in front of New Orleans Jewish cemetery

Swastikas drawn on street in front of New Orleans Jewish cemetery

Vandals paint swastikas in front of Jewish cemetery where Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans are buried, report says.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/06/2020 08:03
Woman arrested for digging at grave of slain soldier Amit Ben Yigal

Woman arrested for digging at grave of slain soldier Amit Ben Yigal

41-year-old Rishon Letzion resident arrested after signs of digging found at grave of soldier killed in block-throwing attack last week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 20:15
Signs of digging at grave of soldier killed in block-throwing attack

Signs of digging at grave of soldier killed in block-throwing attack

Father of Sgt. Amit Ben Yigal visits cemetery with military officials after signs of digging reported at his son's grave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 22:09
Jewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalized

Jewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalized

Gravestones toppled, broken in 19th century Jewish cemetery in Shoumen.Marcy Oster/JTA, 21/01/2020 19:59
Jewish cemetery in southwest France vandalized

Jewish cemetery in southwest France vandalized

Significant damage done to a dozen graves in Jewish cemetery of Bayonne.Marcy Oster/JTA, 07/01/2020 18:55
Jewish cemetery desecrated in southwest France

Jewish cemetery desecrated in southwest France

Tombs smashed, commemorative plaque broken as graves desecrated in Jewish cemetery in southwestern France.AFP, 07/01/2020 14:39
Cemetery vandalism: 'We are shocked and appalled'

Cemetery vandalism: 'We are shocked and appalled'

Chief Rabbi of Strasbourg comments on vandalism of Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen: Police have to find a way to deal with the vandals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2019 23:34
Over 100 Jewish graves vandalized in France

Over 100 Jewish graves vandalized in France

More than 100 graves found covered with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern FranceAFP, 03/12/2019 21:29
Omaha: Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Omaha: Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Police request public's aid in locating perpetrators after vandals topple, break, headstones at Omaha cemetery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/11/2019 18:57
Dead chicken placed in grave at Jewish cemetery

Dead chicken placed in grave at Jewish cemetery

Someone appears to have put dead chickens in a Jewish grave in Connecticut.Marcy Oster, JTA, 08/11/2019 08:07
Headstones destroyed in cemetery in northern Israel

Headstones destroyed in cemetery in northern Israel

Police investigate after cemetery caretaker discovers 35 smashed headstones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019 21:24
Drug dealers set up shop at Jewish cemetery in Hamburg, Germany

Drug dealers set up shop at Jewish cemetery in Hamburg, Germany

17th-century Jewish cemetery becomes hub for sale, use of hard drugs.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 15/08/2019 19:37
Historic Jewish cemetery vandalized month after rededication

Historic Jewish cemetery vandalized month after rededication

16th-century Jewish cemetery in Tarnow, Poland vandalized just 1 month after completion of 2 1/2 years of renovations.Katarzyna Markusz/JTA, 22/07/2019 21:17
South African Jewish cemeteries vandalized 3 times in 1 week

South African Jewish cemeteries vandalized 3 times in 1 week

Vandals strike Jewish cemetery near Cape Town in third incident over the last week. Police fear neo-Nazi cell at work.Marcy Oster/JTA, 24/06/2019 20:52
Headstone smashed, dog let loose at Jewish cemetery in Estonia

Headstone smashed, dog let loose at Jewish cemetery in Estonia

Jewish cemetery desecrated in Talinn, the capital of the Baltic nation of Estonia.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 24/06/2019 18:36
Police: Smashing of French Jewish headstones not anti-Semitic

Police: Smashing of French Jewish headstones not anti-Semitic

Drunk students smash headstones at only Jewish cemetery in Bordeaux, France. Police say no anti-Semitic motive.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 27/05/2019 20:02
73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

Hate crime suspected as dozens of headstones smashed in neglected Husi Jewish cemetery.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 04/04/2019 19:53
3 years probation for man who toppled over 100 Jewish headstones

3 years probation for man who toppled over 100 Jewish headstones

Alzado Harris, 35, charged year ago for vandalism caused at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in suburban St. Louis in February 2017.Marcy Oster - JTA, 24/03/2019 16:20
Massachusetts: Cemetery vandalism worse than initially thought

Massachusetts: Cemetery vandalism worse than initially thought

Anti-Semitic vandalism at Massachusetts Jewish cemetery nearly double initial estimates, police find.Marcy Oster, JTA, 24/03/2019 15:20
30 gravestones desecrated at Massachusetts Jewish cemetery

30 gravestones desecrated at Massachusetts Jewish cemetery

Swastikas and anti-Semitic epithets drawn on 30 Jews gravestones at Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.Marcy Oster/JTA, 19/03/2019 17:50
Argentina: Jewish cemetery vandalized

Argentina: Jewish cemetery vandalized

On day of attack on Argentina's chief rabbi, nine gravestones found vandalized in Jewish cemetery.JTA, 27/02/2019 08:05
Netanyahu: Anti-Semitism an 'epidemic' that endangers everyone

Netanyahu: Anti-Semitism an 'epidemic' that endangers everyone

PM Netanyahu calls on French European leaders to act against anti-Semitism following desecration of French Jewish cemetery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2019 18:06
Vandals smash open rabbi's grave in Manchester, England

Vandals smash open rabbi's grave in Manchester, England

Prominent rabbi's grave smashed open, dozens of headstones damaged, and chapels attacked in Jewish cemetery in Manchester, England.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/02/2019 20:55
Lithuanian church removes stairs made from Jewish headstones

Lithuanian church removes stairs made from Jewish headstones

Lithuania’s Evangelical Reformed Church removes headstones from Jewish cemetery installed as stairs under Soviet rule.Cnaan Lipshiz/JTA, 24/01/2019 20:36
Grave of Attorney General's father vandalized

Grave of Attorney General's father vandalized

Vandals take hammer or other heavy object to tombstone of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's father.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2018 20:27
'We'll hunt and catch the cemetery desecrators'

'We'll hunt and catch the cemetery desecrators'

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner arrives Friday at Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, 'expressing disgust at terrible act.'Yoni Kempinski, 16/12/2018 10:22
Polish children overturn headstones at Jewish cemetery

Polish children overturn headstones at Jewish cemetery

13 and 12-year-old children admit to knocking over 15 headstones at pre-World War Two cemetery.JTA, 25/11/2018 16:50
Skeletons dug up at Polish Jewish cemetery

Skeletons dug up at Polish Jewish cemetery

Headstones defaced, skeletons extracted at Jewish cemetery in Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland.JTA, 21/11/2018 16:24
Vandal nabbed for painting swastikas on Dutch Jewish cemetery

Vandal nabbed for painting swastikas on Dutch Jewish cemetery

Police arrest man suspected of vandalizing 300-year-old Amsterdam cemetery with Nazi symbolsJTA, 03/07/2018 14:59
Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Haredim flock to Polish schoolyard where they say a cemetery used to stand.JTA, 02/07/2018 07:59
Volunteers rescue Jewish headstones used to pave Ukraine street

Volunteers rescue Jewish headstones used to pave Ukraine street

Jewish gravestones removed from cemeteries during World War II and Soviet period to be restored.JTA, 28/06/2018 16:25
Seattle Jewish cemetery damaged by homeless squatters

Seattle Jewish cemetery damaged by homeless squatters

Jewish cemetery officials in Seattle say city has failed to protect it from abuse by homeless squatters.JTA, 05/06/2018 14:19
Illinois man indicted for painting swastikas on 200 graves

Illinois man indicted for painting swastikas on 200 graves

34-year-old man charged with vandalism, hate crimes for painting swastikas on more than 200 graves, vandalizing homes.David Rosenberg, 03/06/2018 22:40
200 gravestones vandalized with swastikas in Illinois cemetery

200 gravestones vandalized with swastikas in Illinois cemetery

34-year-old man arrested after swastikas spray-painted on hundreds of gravestones, private homes in southwest Illinois.JTA, 27/05/2018 21:49
NY teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

NY teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Teen who spray-painted 'Heil Hitler' and swastikas on wall of Jewish cemetery sentenced to six months in jail.JTA, 24/05/2018 22:18
Historic Jewish cemeteries in Seattle desecrated by 'homeless'

Historic Jewish cemeteries in Seattle desecrated by 'homeless'

Drug, human feces found among defaced tombstones at 2 Jewish cemeteries in Seattle.JTA, 01/05/2018 22:27