August 06, 2004

Desecration of Headstones: "Lest We Forget"

Kiwi Bob, at Silent Running, has posted the photographs he took at the main Jewish cemetary in Wellington, New Zealand after some as of yet unidentified brave individuals struck a blow for freedom, or something, and burned down the small chapel and desecrated 80-100 graves by knocking over the headstones.

Here is the burned out chapel:


Here are some of the toppled headstones:


It is a chilling collection of photographs. My heart goes out to the Jewish community of New Zealand and to the families who have to go out and repair the graves of their ancestors.

As it is written on one of the headstones: "Lest We Forget".


Such courage, striking at the dead.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 6, 2004 10:38 PM

That's unbelievable Random. It's hard to understand such hatred and lack of respect for the dead.

They have my utmost sympathy, for what it's worth.

Posted by: Mick at August 7, 2004 10:25 AM

That's a powerful image there. The headstone with "Lest we forget" and desecrated graves behind it.

Powerful and very very saddening.

Posted by: Jim at August 7, 2004 12:40 PM

So sad...such a stupid and meaningless thing to do.

Posted by: Amber at August 7, 2004 03:35 PM


Posted by: MERLIN at August 7, 2004 11:28 PM
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