Dozens of French graves defaced with swastikas
30 December 2020 | 12:48 pm
Dozens of tombstones at a graveyard in the French town of Fontainebleau were defaced with swastikas. Jewish gravestones were spared. "Sixty seven graves is huge. It is deeply shocking. It's a despicable act. It's not even vandalism, it's a crime," the city's mayor says.
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