Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jewish Graves desecrated in Sombor, Subotica

SOMBOR, SUBOTICA --  Sombor police say that an Orthodox cemetery was vandalized yesterday in Stapar and that about 200 gravestones were damaged.

The police stated that the investigative judge was looking into the situation along with the deputy municipal public prosecutor, the local police chief and other police officials.

Police are working intensively on getting to the bottom of the case and identifying those responsible for the crimes, which occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, according to the statement.

The Orthodox graveyard in Sombor is over 200 years old and locals living in this part of the town do not remember any similar cases of vandalism ever taking place.

Meanwhile, in Subotica, a Jewish cemetery was vandalized and 11 gravestones destroyed yesterday, police stated. (B92)
 
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Quick Facts About Sombor from JewishGen 
Alternate names: Sombor [Serb], Zombor [Hung], Czoborszentmihály
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1 comment:

  1. Sombor and Subotica are two separate towns. From the text it can be read that the desecration take place in Subotica not Sombor. So your headline is wrong. There is a Jewish graveyard in Sombor although.

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