Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vandals Desecrate a Jewish Cemetery in Hungary; Strong Wave of Anti-Semitism Pervading Hungary

Unidentified vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in Hungary last week, spray-painting swastikas and various anti-Semitic slurs on tombstones, the Algemeiner (Jewish) website reports today (March 16, 2014).

Residents of the Jewish community in Tatabanya were shocked to discover the offensive slogans on March 14, which included "STINKING JEWS!," "HoloLie" and "There was no Holocaust but there will be!!!"

"They spray-painted swastikas and the black cross which was a symbol of the Nazi movement during the reign of Adolf Hitler," said Zohar Meir, one of the leaders of the annual March of the Living in Hungary, which is scheduled this year for April. "There is a very strong wave of anti-Semitism in Hungary."

Meir added, "Based on past experience, these waves are getting stronger as the economic situation becomes more difficult and all the anger is taken out on the Jews."

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