Juden, SS and six million more spray-painted at Jewish cemetery in Greece

There have been several instances of vandalism this year in Jewish cemeteries and Holocaust memorials in Greece.

By JTA
December 25, 2014 15:48
Swastika's at Jewish cemetery

Swastika's at Jewish cemetery (illustrative). (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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ATHENS, Greece  — Vandals desecrated the Jewish cemetery in the central Greek city of Larissa, spraying swastikas and threats on the cemetery wall.

A swastika was sprayed on the gates of the cemetery, while the word “Juden,” the Nazi SS symbol, and the epithet “six million more” were scrawled on the cemetery walls, the Jewish community there said Wednesday.

“We urge the justice authorities, local government and police to take all necessary steps to arrest and punish the guilty and protect the Jewish holy places in our country,” said a joint statement from the Jewish Community of Larissa and the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece.

There have been several instances of vandalism this year in Jewish cemeteries and Holocaust memorials in Greece.

“Anti-Semitism is not only a threat to Jews. Anti-Semitism is a threat to our democracy,” the statement said.

A recent Anti-Defamation League survey showed that Greece has Europe’s highest rate of anti-Semitic attitudes, with 69 percent of Greeks espousing anti-Semitic views. That is nearly twice the rate as the next highest country, France, with 37 percent.


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