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Jewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalised

Gravestones in Shoumen were pushed over and broken, and a fence around the cemetery was damaged,

Gravestones vandalised in Bulgaria. 

(Credit: Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria - Организация на евреите в България "Шалом" @ShalomBulgariaOrganization)
Gravestones vandalised in Bulgaria. (Credit: Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria - Организация на евреите в България "Шалом" @ShalomBulgariaOrganization)

A Jewish cemetery in north-eastern Bulgaria was vandalised.

Gravestones were pushed over and broken, and a fence around the cemetery was damaged, the Sofia Globe reported Thursday.

Shoumen was home to a Jewish community during centuries of Ottoman rule. The Jewish cemetery in Shoumen dates from the 19th century.

The regional Sofia chapter of the Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria, or Shalom, has engaged in dialogue about the incident with the Regional Prosecutor’s Office and is calling for the proper institutions to “find the perpetrators and ensure that such actions will not be repeated,” according to the World Jewish Congress.

In 2008, vandals damaged the cemetery and were forced to attend court-mandated educational training against antisemitism, The Sofia Globe reported.

Притеснени сме, че отново сме свидетели на вандалски прояви в еврейското гробище в град Шумен. Гробищният парк не е…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Организация на евреите в България "Шалом"‎‏ ב- יום חמישי, 16 בינואר 2020


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