Swastikas and antisemitic Nazi slogans, including Sieg Heil, were carved into the door of a synagogue in the Swiss town of Biel.
The desecration, which is being investigated by police, was described as “a serious antisemitic incident” by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG/FCSI).
Biel, also known as Bienne, is near the Swiss capital, Bern, and lies on the border between the French-speaking and German-speaking regions of the country.
In a statement, the SIG/FCSI said that it was “shocked,” and condemned “this act of violence in the strongest possible terms.”
The SIG/FCSI and the local Jewish community are jointly filing a criminal complaint and expressed the hope that the perpetrator would be found quickly.
Image credit: SIG/FCSI