Neo-Nazis Deface Jewish Cemetery
Vandals attacked a Jewish cemetery in the Polish town of Wysokie Mazowieckie over the weekend, spray-painting swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on tombstones and defacing a memorial to local Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.
The incident took place on Sunday night, approximately 145 kilometers northeast of Warsaw, and is was the latest in a series of anti-Semitic episodes in the area.
Monika Krawczyk, who heads the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ), which oversees Jewish sites throughout the country, said the evidence points to Polish neo-Nazis as being responsible.
On one of the headstones that was defaced, she noted, the vandals had scrawled the words “Here is Poland - not Israel,” which is a popular slogan among Polish neo-Nazi groups.