Death threats received at French shul

Swastika reportedly drawn on letter found in Paris suburb synagogue.

August 25, 2010 09:30
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Anti-Semitic graffiti found on the walls of Jewish

Anti-Semitic graffiti found on the walls of Jewish. (photo credit: Courtesy)

A synagogue in a northern suburb of Paris received an envelope containing bullets and death threats on Tuesday.

According to reports, a swastika was also drawn on the letter inside the envelope, which was received a number of days after it was sent.

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The letter was sent on August 14 but was only discovered Tuesday when community heads returned from their summer vacation.

The head of a national body monitoring anti semitism in France, Sammy Ghozlan, urged other synagogues to put extra security in place ahead of the upcoming September holidays.

Ghozlan said that the letter was similar to one that was received at a synagogue in another northern suburb of Paris, Stains.

The synagogue is located Drancy where an infamous transit camp for Jews was set up during World War ll. About 65,000 Jews were deported from there to extermination camps.

The attack in France comes a day after reports that a pig's head was found on Saturday outside a synagogue in Lithuania's second city Kaunas.  

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