Monday, February 2, 2015

Vandals Hit Fence of Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw; Paint "Jews for Slaughter" on Anniv. of Prison Lib.

Unknown vandals defaced the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, considered to be one of the largest in Europe, the Forward (Jewish) website reports today (February 2, 2015).

The attack on the Jewish cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw was discovered on January 31. Burials still occur in part of the cemetery.

The vandals wrote on the fence with red spray paint: "Jews for slaughter," and the date 10.12.14. That is the day on which Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled in the case of religious slaughter, when judges on the Tribunal decided that the ban on ritual slaughter was unconstitutional.

"Less than a week after the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, we have to deal with the manifestation of hatred against Jews. 'Jews for slaughter' is not only a humiliation that society cannot ignore, it is an invitation to violence and threats to which we should be vigilant," said Anna Chipczynska, President of the Jewish Community of Warsaw.

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