Arson attack on Jewish deportation site in Paris

21st February 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 21 (AFP) - Vandals in the Paris suburb of Drancy attempted to set fire to a railway carriage which commemorates the deportation of tens of thousands of Jews in World War Two, the local prosecutor's office said Monday.

PARIS, Feb 21 (AFP) - Vandals in the Paris suburb of Drancy attempted to set fire to a railway carriage which commemorates the deportation of tens of thousands of Jews in World War Two, the local prosecutor's office said Monday.

Firefighters were called to the scene early evening Sunday and put out the blaze, which caused only scorch marks to the carriage. No-one was hurt.

Police found a bottle that had apparently contained a flammable liquid, as well as a note claiming responsibility which bore an inverted swastika and the signature "Bin Laden."

Drancy was the site of the detention centre and railway depot from where most of the 76,000 Jews deported from France left on their last journey to the Nazi death camps.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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