Romania - 20 Graves have been desecrated in a Jewish Cemetery in Ploiesti

- Five young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are being investigated for destroying several graves in the Jewish cemetery in Ploiești.

16 tombstones were simply torn from the pedestal, and some were broken. The youths told investigators at the hearings that they were not planning an antisemitic attack, but that they had been drinking and, out of terror, wanted to “have fun.”

They risk up to two years in prison.

The desolate scenes, with destroyed graves and broken tombstones, were discovered in the morning by the guard of the cemetery.