German war graves desecrated in France
Almost 100 tombs of German soldiers killed in the two world wars were desecrated overnight at a cemetery in eastern France, police said on Friday.
Crosses were broken off and tombstones overturned in the Guebwiller Franco-German cemetery in the Alsace region. The vandalism affected 95 tombs.
An offensive message was written on at least one of the tombs, the Haut-Rhin departmental police authority said, without giving further details.
A total of 1,238 German soldiers and as many French are buried in the cemetery, in a region that was controlled by Germany for half a century until the end of World War One.
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