CNN — By Dalila-Johari Paul and Jason Hanna, CNN Updated 2:15 PM ET, Tue February 21, 2017 Accessed 2/26/2017
(CNN)Even from the air it looks chaotic, like someone has angrily scattered previously tidy rows of toy blocks.
A view from the ground shows a more somber reality — scores of granite and marble tombstones, toppled and damaged in a historic Jewish cemetery at a time tensions in the nation’s Jewish communities are already high.
A vandal or vandals toppled and damaged more than 100 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of University City within the past week, police said Monday. Workers spent part of Tuesday using crane trucks to upright some stones and documenting which memorials will need replacing altogether.