NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress condemns the desecration of a Holocaust memorial in the Greek city of Trikala erected just four months ago to commemorate the Jews who were deported to Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
“It is inconceivable that monuments dedicated to the memory of Jews murdered by the Nazis would be targeted by those spouting the same hatred that nearly wiped out the entire Jewish population in World War II, and even more inconceivable that such acts of vandalism have become so commonplace and frequent,” WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer said.
“Less than two months ago, the Jewish Monument in Thessaloniki was vandalized for the second time in less than a year, one of several monuments in Greece attacked in recent months. We must continue to sound the alarm and make it clear that these are not isolated incidents, they are acts of blatant hatred that deserve immediate attention,” Singer said.
“We urge the authorities to do everything in their power to not only track down and prosecute those involved in this incident, but also put in place a mechanism to stop these antisemitic acts once and for all,” he said.