The Jewish cemetery of Quatzenheim profaned

Anti-Semitic hate struck once again. After the tag "Juden" in a restaurant on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris, the tree in memory of Ilan Halimi sawed in Essonne, the face of Simone Veil covered with a swastika or the insults given to Contro Alain Finkielkraut, Alsace saw one of his Jewish cemeteries spotted by stupidity. "This Tuesday, February 19, about 80 graves of the Jewish cemetery of Quatzenheim were discovered", marked with the bomb of blue and yellow swastikas, announced the prefecture of the Bas-Rhin. In fact, the number of tagged tombs was re-evaluated at the age of 96, in this cemetery installed since 1795 in Quatzenheim, a village of 800 souls. Even the portal of a house, on the edge of the cemetery, as well as the wall, would have been adorned with the same Nazi symbols. A "flagrancy investigation" was entrusted by the prosecutor to the research section of the Strasbourg gendarmerie.

A particularly appealing inscription, found on one of the desecrated burials: "Elsassisches Schwarzen Wolfe" ("the Alsatian black wolves"), referring to an autonomist group that had committed violent actions at the end of the years & # 39; 70 first was the fire in May 1976 of the museum-barracks of the Struthof camp, a Nazi concentration camp installed in Alsace. Then came three explosions of what the members of the group regarded as symbols of "French imperialism": the monument of Marshal Turenne, to Turckheim (Haut-Rhin), in December 1980; then, twice, in 1981, a cross of Lorraine was erected in Thann (Haut-Rhin) in homage to the Alsatian resistance. The three main members of these "Black Wolves", then fifty years old, were arrested after this last attack. Two of them died in 2012 and 2016. Difficult to see in this inscription only a reference to this movement, represented by a handful of people, but known by many Alsatians.

Emmanuel Macron went to the site yesterday afternoon in the company of the Chief Rabbi of France Haïm Korsia and the Minister of the Interior. Addressing the villagers, the head of state promised a firm response from the authorities. "Those who did this are not worthy of the Republic, they will punish them," said Emmanuel Macron, promising "acts and laws" against anti-Semitism. "It does not stop, it's a tremor after shaking, I do not know how long it will take," said AFP, Maurice Dahan, president of the Israeli consortium Bas-Rhin.