Anne Frank Memorial vandalized in Boise, Idaho - police

The Anne Frank Memorial in Boise, Idaho was vandalized with graffiti, Boise Police said on Twitter Saturday.

Boise, ID, United States; A general view of downtown Boise, Idaho prior to the start of the 2018 Idaho Potato Bowl between BYU and Western Michigan, Dec 21, 2018. (photo credit: BRIAN LOSNESS/USA TODAY SPORTS)
Boise, ID, United States; A general view of downtown Boise, Idaho prior to the start of the 2018 Idaho Potato Bowl between BYU and Western Michigan, Dec 21, 2018.
(photo credit: BRIAN LOSNESS/USA TODAY SPORTS)

The Anne Frank Memorial in Boise, Idaho was vandalized with graffiti, according to a statement posted on Twitter by the Boise Police Department on Saturday.

The department noted that the incident occurred on the last Shabbat of Hanukkah.

“We recognize the significance of this being the last Saturday of Hanukkah and we are reaching out to Jewish leaders in our community to let them know we will not stand for such hateful and abhorrent behavior in our city,” Chief Ryan Lee said.

Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust? (credit: Wikimedia Commons)Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust? (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The Department of Parks and Recreation began cleaning the graffiti and the Police Department thanked them for their quick response.

The police urged anyone with information regarding the crime to reach out.