Gravestones in Republic of Moldova vandalized with swastikas

Over the course of a week, dozens of gravestones were topped over and spray-painted with swastikas.

 President of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova Alexander Bilinkis condemned the incident saying: 

“Vandalism at the Jewish cemetery is not a new phenomenon, but its increased frequency has caused serious concerns, outrage and pain. Further inaction will result in the destruction of the Jewish cemetery. The short-term measures that we expect from the state authorities are immediate protection of the cemetery from physical attacks, an assessment of the damage caused and the restoration of destroyed and desecrated monuments. 

To read President Bilinkis' full statement click here


 

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