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Shreveport, LA - Historic 1873 Jewish Cemetery Desecrated

Published on: May 17, 2010 09:41 AM
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Vandals overturned at least nine Jewish graves in Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery this weekend (on May 15, 2010, police say). The culprits could face hate crime charges.  (Adam Kealoha Causey/The Times)Shreveport, LA - Several historic Jewish graves have been desecrated in Shreveport.

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Police say the vandalism was discovered Saturday at the Oakland Cemetery by a groundskeeper who found nine headstones had been overturned or broken. Investigators report no suspects.

A group of students from Louisiana State University-Shreveport had been working with a historian to catalog the graveyard. One student - Blake Lee - says that because of the size of the monuments, they would have been difficult for one person to knock down alone.

Most of those buried at the site died around 1873 when an outbreak of yellow fever killed a quarter of Shreveport’s residents.



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 May 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM the traif medinah Says:

If it happens in Israel the so called Jewish state it can happen any where

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM punch Says:

if a so-called "jewish" government destroys two cemeteries in yafo & ashkelon how can we explain to the american government that it has any importance to us?

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:42 AM Anonymous Says:

And this is a Chidush because? This takes place all over the world, wake up Yidden we really are not liked by the Goyim (BTW can I use that word or is it supposedly derogatory) anywhere in the world, we are tolerated, marginally accepted only when it is to the benefit of the Goy.

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 May 17, 2010 at 11:20 AM Anonymous Says:

Where were these protesters protesting the graves in gush katif? Its all political. Where are they in NYC when various vaad's play games with the kevarim as well.

Its just an excuse to be burning stuff. Just buy the kids game boy's and they will have something to do.

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 May 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM Anonymous Says:

in gush katif the graves were moved out of respect for the dead. It has nothing to do with this

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 May 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM AE Says:

I find it interesting that Shreveport had a Jewish community in the mid-late 19th century

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 May 17, 2010 at 01:29 PM punch Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Where were these protesters protesting the graves in gush katif? Its all political. Where are they in NYC when various vaad's play games with the kevarim as well.

Its just an excuse to be burning stuff. Just buy the kids game boy's and they will have something to do.

it is people like yourself who hear some mention of gush katif and can't stop repeating it. would you please take a break and think into what happened in gush katif and see the difference.
the graves in gush katif were removed out of fear that chamas or fatah would desegrate them after the isralies pull out. whereas ashkelon and yaffo graves are being removed because they wanto steal the plots from the dead.

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 May 17, 2010 at 08:14 PM Anonymous Says:

Why is everyone so concerned, these graves in LA are from byzatines.

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