Czech Jewish cemetery desecrated

Prague, Czechoslovakia - A Jewish cemetery has been desecrated in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, members of the community there said Tuesday.

Jaroslav Klenovsky of the Jewish community in nearby Brno said 63 tombstones were overturned at the cemetery in Uhersky Ostroh, some 280 kilometers (175 miles) southeast of Prague.

He said the cemetery, which dates from 1862 and is no longer used for burials, contains a total of 300 tombstones.

Police said several tombstones were broken and said they were investigating.

Sunday's incident took place when Holocaust survivors, Jewish groups and government officials from almost 50 countries gathered in Prague to assess efforts to return property and possessions stolen by the Nazis during World War II to their rightful owners or heirs.