A Jewish cemetery in Aalborg, Denmark was vandalised during the Jewish festival of Passover.
Red paint, baby dolls and antisemitic literature relating to the blood libel conspiracy theory were left outside the cemetery.
Flyers were also deposited directing readers to a website that associated with the Nordic Resistance Movement, a Pan-Nordic neo-Nazi organisation that is proscribed in Finland.
Henri Goldstein, Chairman of Denmark’s Jewish community, said: “Historically, a lot of antisemitism with a physical outcome has started with, among other things, vandalism against cemeteries and Jewish shops.” He added: “The vandalism at the cemetery around Passover is simply as classic antisemitism as it can be. We have seen this for centuries in Europe.”
Security in Denmark has been elevated and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Danish politicians have condemned the attack. Justice Minister Nick Hækkerup declared that it was “outrageous and deeply shameful”.