Germany’s Jewish cemeteries and memorials attacked at least four times in May
German news outlets have expressed alarm after three Jewish cemeteries were vandalised.
On 23rd May, swastikas were found graffitied on a wall in Altona cemetery, Hamburg, which dates back to 1913.
Earlier in May, alleged perpetrators, who are yet to be identified, knocked down sixteen headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Köthen, south-west of Berlin. One publication, the Jüdische Allgemeine reported that the damage done is estimated at about nearly £8,000.
Police in Cologne are also investigating a suspected arson attack at a Jewish cemetery.
In Dresden, meanwhile, a plaque commemorating Jewish victims of the Holocaust was found to have been desecrated with Nazi symbols.
This comes after the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community published a report on 10th May that stated that 3,027 antisemitic incidents were recorded in Germany in 2021, marking a 28 percent rise since 2020.
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