Jewish Cemetery Reports Vandalism
Oct. 04, 1999
BERLIN (AP) _ Caretakers at Europe's largest Jewish cemetery reported Monday that 103 gravestones had been overturned, police said.
Andreas Nachama, the leader of Berlin's Jewish community, expressed ``dismay and horror'' at the vandalism.
More than 115,000 people have been buried in the Weissensee cemetery in northeastern Berlin, including well-known publishers, hoteliers, artists and the founders of two of Germany's largest department stores.
Since the end of World War II, the cemetery has been dedicated as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.