Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Auschwitz, says museum

The vandalism, a few of which was anti-Semitic, was sprayed in English and German on 9 wood barracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau website. It was found on Tuesday and has actually been reported to cops. CCTV video is likewise being examined, the museum stated in its declaration shared on Twitter.

“Such incident — an offense against the Memorial Site — is, above all, an outrageous attack on the symbol of one of the greatest tragedies in human history and an extremely painful blow to the memory of all the victims of the German Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau camp,” the declaration checked out.

“We hope that the person or persons who committed this outrageous act will be found and punished,” it continued, together with an appeal for eyewitnesses to share details.

Auschwitz-Birkenau, developed in Nazi-occupied Poland, was the biggest prisoner-of-war camp run by Hitler’s program. More than 1.1 million males, females and kids were methodically killed there, numerous in the camp’s gas chambers. Some 6 million Jews were eliminated in the Holocaust.

Barbed wires and camp barracks at former Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 23, 2021.

The museum stated security at the 170-hectare website is “constantly” being broadened however it is funded by the museum’s budget plan, which has actually been struck by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The variety of anti-Semitic events in Germany has actually been growing gradually recently, Deutsche Welle reported in February.

There were at least 2,275 anti-Semitic criminal offenses in the 12 months to the end of January 2021, some 55 of which were violent, it reported.

Throughout Europe, anti-Semitic attacks have actually been increasing for many years. Jewish cemeteries from France to Poland are frequently desecrated, and 9 out of 10 European Jews think that anti-Semitism is on the increase, according to a study by the European Commission.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.