Headstones toppled at Indiana Jewish cemetery

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — More than 50 headstones were toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Indiana.

The vandalism at the Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery was discovered on Monday afternoon by volunteer cemetery workers. There was no accompanying graffiti.

Several of the headstones were damaged when they were knocked over. Many of the granite stones were so large that it would have taken at least three people to knock them over, Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association President Dan Zweig told the News-Sentinel.

Zweig, whose grandfather was one of the founders of the cemetery and who has been involved in the cemetery association for the last 25 years, said that the cemetery has never been vandalized before.

The cemetery is surrounded by a high fence and its gate is kept locked, according to the newspaper.

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