A Torah ark in Frankfurt airport was desecrated with graffiti of a swastika, it was reported on Sunday.
The graffiti on the Torah ark (the cabinet which houses the Torah scrolls) was discovered last week. However, it is unclear as to how long it had been there owing to the fact that the prayer room had not been open for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is simply sad. This hatred of Jews must finally stop,” Germany’s Orthodox Rabbinical Conference said of the incident. “The ugly grimace of antisemitism does not stop even in a highly secured area, at a place of encounter, silence and stopping, where people from all over the world meet briefly while traveling and are in transit.”