Catholic cemetery opposite site reported to be unscathed, indicating a targeted attack. Around a dozen graves have been vandalised in a Jewish cemetery in southwest France, including a commemorative plaque dedicated to a child victim of the Holocaust.The vandalism – which took place in Bayonne, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques area – was discovered on Sunday by the president of the Jewish community of Bayonne and Biarritz, Déborah Loupien-Suares. She was visiting the graves of her grandparents at the time.Ms Loupien-Suares tweeted: “Indignation and anger after the desecration of the Jewish cemetery of Bayonne. The investigation will be conducted calmly and those responsible will be punished.”Speaking to local media Sud-Quest, she said there were no antisemitic phrases or inscriptions at the cemetery but there was “significant damage” to the gravestones with several left smashed and broken. This included a plaque dedicated to a Jewish girl deported by the Nazi regime during the Second World War.
via independent: Jewish cemetery attacked in southern France