Holocaust victims photos defaced with swastikas in Vienna

A project commemorating those who were persecuted by the Nazis in World war II was defaced with Nazi symbols in Vienna.

Vienna students fight antisemitism (photo credit: TIMO MULLER)
Vienna students fight antisemitism
(photo credit: TIMO MULLER)
Photograph of Holocaust survivors from an exhibition in Vienna, Austria were vandalized with swastikas, reported the Austrian national public broadcaster ORF on Wednesday.

The organizers of the Lest We Forget project by German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano photo exhibition said they were horrified to find the damage. 
ESRA, the group that sponsored the exhibit told ORF they were "shocked and outraged that a sensitive-artistic project in memory of the Holocaust" was defaced. It shows "disrespect for art and above all it shows disrespect for the people portrayed." they added.
The police have already been informed about this incident.


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