Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Eastern Slovakia

Twelve gravestones were vandalized at the Jewish cemetery in Velka Ida, Eastern Slovakia.

Attacks of vandals on Jewish cemeteries are not unique in Slovakia. In April, the police caught three youths who defaced the well-known mausoleum of
Rabbi Chasam Sofer in Bratislava.

The Jewish community in Slovakia lists almost 700 cemeteries. Vandals also deface non-Jewish cemeteries. Last month, graves of Catholic priests and monks in Pezinok, West Slovakia, were vandalized. (

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