Wednesday, July 28, 2004

It happened again!

Another Jewish cemetery has been profaned in Alsace, this time in Saverne (north of Strasbourg).
About thirty graves in the Jewish cemetery of Saverne (Bas-Rhin) were discovered sullied on Wednesday morning, principally with swastikas, adding to the long list of profanations in Alsace in the last months. Swastikas, Celtic crosses, Stars of David and a "666" were painted with red and blue paint ...

I am starting to wonder whether or not these act are systematic and organized.


At 4:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anti semitism seems like a relic from 60 years ago. Why haven't these thugs got the message that it's wrong?

At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was claire by the way

At 8:06 AM, Blogger Nathanael said...

Hi Claire,

I wish I could answer that. It might be easy to point to France's "new arrivals" (Muslims from North Africa), but the answer might be different in the east. Alsace has France's oldest Jewish population, but also its most long-lived antisemitism. People there did not pass through the Dreyfus Affair like other Frenchmen. On top of that, Le Pen has always received steady support from Alsatians.

Then again, there are plenty of antisemitic insults here in the US.


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