Poland: Swastikas painted on memorial stone for 2,400 Jews murdered in 1942
A swastika was painted on the monument honoring the 2,400 Jewish residents of the city of Otwock, who were murdered in August and September 1942 by the Nazis.
This is not only the place of their execution but also a collective grave.
On the stone stands a sign: “Here, in the mass grave, some 2,400 Jews from Otwock who were murdered in this place by the German occupiers are buried in August 1942. We will remember their tragedy and all the Jewish citizens murdered in our town.
Anti-Semitic hate crimes are on the rise all across the globe, with swastikas and hate graffiti appearing on Jewish institutions and property.
Two Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized in Poland in February, amid a fresh diplomatic crisis between the Polish ultra-nationalist government and Israel over the active role of Poland in the Nazi atrocities.