Polish Jewish cemetery, Russian community center vandalized

By JTA
February 22, 2013 22:14

 
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A Jewish cemetery in western Poland and a Holocaust memorial site in Russia were defaced in suspected anti-Semitic attacks this week.

In Kalisz, near Wroclaw, a Star of David on a gallows and the inscription "Kalisz without Jews" (Kalisz bez Żydów) were spray-painted on a Jewish cemetery and discovered on Thursday, according to naszemiasto.pl, a news site. The same slogan appeared on a large banner that was placed at one of the city’s main streets in 1939 to greet the advancing Nazi forces.



Local police were informed of the incident, the website reported.

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