Insult with stones to Jewish memorial

13th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

13th December 2007, Schoolchildren attended a memorial service at the monument in Weiden, 100 kilometres west of Frankfurt, last month to commemorate 46 Holocaust victims from the town.

13th December 2007

Schoolchildren attended a memorial service at the monument in Weiden, 100 kilometres west of Frankfurt, last month to commemorate 46 Holocaust victims from the town.

The pupils engraved the names of those killed on 46 pebbles and left them, in an adaptation of the Jewish custom of placing stones rather than flowers on the graves of loved ones.

Area police said most of the pebbles had since vanished and nine new pebbles marked with names of senior members of the 1933-45 Nazi regime had been found at the Weiden Jewish Monument.

An inquiry has been opened into insulting the memory of the dead, a criminal offence, prosecutors said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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