Vandals deface another Jewish memorial in east Poland

By REUTERS
September 12, 2011 18:42

 
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WARSAW - Vandals have defaced a Jewish memorial in eastern Poland by rearranging bushes forming the Star of David into a Nazi swastika, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents in the area.

"Unknown assailants, most likely overnight, vandalized a monument commemorating a former Jewish cemetery," a police spokesman in the city of Bialystok, Andrzej Baranowski, told TVN 24 news channel.

Television pictures showed the swastika, made from bushes, sitting in the middle of the original Star of David.

"The (Nazi) symbol has now been removed," Baranowski said.

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