237 Jewish Cemeteries In Germany Desecrated In 5 Years


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cemetery111.jpgAccording to the EJP, 237 Jewish cemeteries were reported to have been desecrated in Germany, between 2002 and 2006, an average of around 50 a year.

This phenomenon culminated in 2002 with 60 desecrations against 39 in 2006, the ministry said in reply to a question by Petra Pau, a leader of the Left Party in the Bundestag or Parliament.

Gert Weisskirche, responsible for the combat against anti-Semitism for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said he now wishes to discuss various proposals with an informal group of parliamentarians, including the ideas of having an official government representative to deal with anti-Semitism, of creating a commission of enquiry, or of having an annual government report on anti-Semitism.