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Monday, October 4, 1999 Published at 16:31 GMT 17:31 UK


World: Europe

Jewish graves desecrated in Berlin


German police are investigating an attack on a Jewish cemetery in Berlin over the weekend in which more than a-hundred gravestones were damaged.

The leader of the city's Jewish community Andreas Nachama said he was disgusted and horrified by the desecration at the Weissensee cemetery.

It is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, and also a memorial to Holocaust victims.

No-one has admitted carrying out the attack.

Previous acts of vandalism against Jewish graves in Germany have been blamed on neo-Nazi groups.

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