Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized by neo-Nazis
A wall of the Jewish cemetery in Tarnow was spray-painted with the letters “AJ,” meaning Anti-Jude, or anti-Jewish.
The wall’s Star of David was vandalized as well.
Local sources report that Police are investigating but there are no suspects and no arrests have been made.
Tarnow Mayor Roman Ciepiela condemned the hate crime by saying that residents “should do everything to make the language of violence and contempt for others disappear once and for all from Tarnow’s public space.”
The cemetery in Tarnow, a city in southern Poland, dates back to the 16th or 17th century, with its oldest legible gravestone from 1688. There are around 3,000 gravestones and was registered as a national landmark in 1976.
Last July, the cemetery was vandalized just after an $800,000 renovation.
Before World War II, about 25,000 Jews lived in Tarnow. Most were murdered in the Belzec and Auschwitz Polish death camps.