Synagogue memorial in Berlin defaced
Swastikas have been painted on a memorial to a pre-Second-World-War synagogue, Berlin police say.
18th December 2007
Paint was also smeared over the picture of Emil Bernhard Cohn (1881-1948), a former rabbi at the synagogue in the German capital's Grunewald district. Strollers discovered the damage Monday evening.
The police said they had not yet traced the vandals. Anti-Semitic graffiti was found at the same memorial in summer 2006. The monument marks the site of a synagogue which was erected in 1923 and set on fire in 1938.
Most German synagogues were not used after the Reichskristallnacht vandalism of November 1938. Many were demolished by the time the Nazis were defeated in 1945.
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