Two graves destroyed at the Jewish cemetery in Lekkerkerk

Two gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Lekkerkerk, near Rotterdam, have been vandalized, with photos revealing them lying on the ground, one broken in the middle.

The police are treating the incident as destruction and are conducting an investigation, aiming to determine whether it constitutes an antisemitic act.

The discovery of the desecrated headstones was made by a local resident near the cemetery yesterday. Expressing dismay, he stated, “This is regressive and disrespectful. Graves should be left undisturbed. While differences of opinion exist, this act is excessively extreme,” as reported by Omroep West.

The municipality of Krimpenerwaard, responsible for overseeing the small Jewish historic cemetery, will officially report the incident. As of now, no relatives of the deceased have reached out to them.

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