The investigation into the defacement of Jewish headstones at the German military cemetery in Moulin-sous-Touvent (Oise) continues. On Friday, two days after the events, the Compiègne prosecutor's office opened a judicial investigation against X for "violation of a grave, tomb, cinerary urn or monument erected in memory of the dead committed because of race, ethnicity, nation or religion," reports Le Courrier Picard.

A gathering in the cemetery

Ten Jewish headstones were discovered last Wednesday in this cemetery which includes 1,903 Christian and Jewish graves of German soldiers who fought in the First World War. Emmanuel Macron said he "condemned in the strongest terms" the damage at a press conference while in Switzerland.

On Sunday morning, dozens of people gathered in the cemetery to pay their respects after the anti-Semitic act. According to information from France 3 Hauts-de-France, investigators would have taken fingerprints after the fact and the images of the video surveillance cameras of the town will be analyzed.

  • Oise
  • Hauts-de-France
  • Picardy
  • Desecration
  • Cemetery
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Inquiry