Skip to main content

Fight against anti-Semitism

Published on July 23, 2010
Defacing of the Etz Chaim synagogue in Melun and desecration of Wolfisheim Jewish cemetery – Statement by Brice Hortefeux, Minister of the Interior, Overseas France and Local Authorities

Paris, July 22, 2010

I was deeply shocked to learn of the defacing of Etz Chaim synagogue in Melun (Seine-et-Marne) between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, which comes on top of the desecration of 27 graves in Wolfisheim Jewish cemetery, near Strasbourg, this same week.

I want utterly to condemn these heinous, intolerable, shocking acts which wound our whole national community.

In response to such demonstrations of hatred and violence, I have asked for everything at the human, technical and scientific levels to be done to identify and arrest the perpetrators for questioning so that they may be brought before the courts and receive severe sentences./.

      top of the page