Jerusalem – “Thank You Hitler For The Holocaust” Graffiti Sprayed At Yad Vashem Museum

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    The well known statue in Yad Vashen was vandalized by antisemitical graffiti writing :"Thanks Hitler for the wonderful Holocaust, thats to it we got a country" signed "the Jewish international mafia". June 11 2012. Photo by Uri Lenz/Flash90Jerusalem – Police believe that the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel graffiti attack on Yad Vashem Holocaust museum was perpetrated by haredi (ultra-Orthodox) extremists, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby said Sunday. One of the graffiti slogans read “Haredi World Committee,” Ruby said.

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    “We are checking in other directions, but right now, we believe that [the attack] was carried out by extremists,” he added.

    There were more than ten graffiti slogans spray-painted in black, concentrated an the Warsaw Ghetto Square and the memorial to the deportees next to the cattle car.

    One slogan read “Thanks Hitler for the wonderful Holocaust you organized for us! Only because of you we received a state,” while another said, “Jews, wake up, the evil regime does not protect us, it only endangers us.”

    “There will be an alternative museum to Yad Vashem – the selection,” “The Zionist leaders wanted the Holocaust” and “The war of the Zionist regime is not the war of the Jewish people” was also scrawled at the site.

    The assault on the museum “crossed a red line,” Yad Vashem chairman Avner Shalev said Monday.

    “We know that the Yad Vashem memorial is a link between Israeli society and Judaism,” Shalev stated. “All of the messages written here are aimed at disrupting this connection.”

    Shalev said more than one type of handwriting appeared in the graffiti and expressed the belief that more than one person could have perpetrated the crime. He added that it seemed as though the vandals entered through one of the back entrances to the 45-acre museum, which is located in the midst of the Jerusalem forest. There are many entrances to the museum through hiking trails.

    Shalev said that Yad Vashem had transferred the security video from the area to the police.

    Jerusalem Police Chief Nisso Shaham called the incident “shocking” and said “We must investigate and deal quickly with these despicable acts… in which one of Israel’s important symbols was attacked.”

    Also reacting to the incident, Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar said that the vandals desecrated the museum with the intention of offending public sensibilities.

    Sa’ar said that he was shocked by the act of vandalism and by the content of the the graffiti, adding that he trusted that the Israel Police would know how to track down the criminals and bring them to justice.

    Matityahu Droblas, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, former MK and currently a board member at Yad Vashem also reacted to the incident. “The Warsaw Ghetto is a symbol of the Jewish people,” he said. “There are now 200,000 Holocaust survivors left in Israel. This [attack] was not just against survivors, it was against the entire Jewish people and the entire Jewish state.”

    “I want to believe that it wasn’t a Jew,” he added.

    In a separate incident overnight Sunday, seven cars belonging to Arab residents of the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem were vandalized in an apparent “price tag” attack. The vandals spray-painted “Ulpana” on one of the cars and punctured the tires of seven.

    Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post


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    shredready
    shredready
    12 years ago

    while I hope it was not Jews who did this, it is possible. If one hears that the Zionist caused the holocaust or it was because of the secular Jews not being religious. )we all known who said that). In addition they only read ben hecth book perfidy, and see their community members screaming at the police Nazis, and of course that sick protest dressed in concentration camp prisoners.

    why would they think any differently, they do not and can not know from other perspective or that most Jews and thinking humans think such talk in nonsense

    Member
    12 years ago

    Criminals.

    PowerUp
    PowerUp
    12 years ago

    While graffiti itself on someone else’s property is a crime, the headline is somewhat misleading, they did not say “thank you hitler….” As an appreciation to the holocaust,, they cynically said “One slogan read “Thanks Hitler for the wonderful Holocaust you organized for us! Only because of you we received a state,”, the message is totally different, its completely not the same!

    NeveAliza
    NeveAliza
    12 years ago

    Sounds like extremists are at fault. But if the Gedolim don’t come out in force to against these actions, it’s the fault of the Gedolim as well. If they keep silent the rest of the Jewish community will see their silence as agreement to this Chillul Hashem.

    yankle
    yankle
    12 years ago

    I wonder if the “police” realize that no matter how extreme an orthodox Jew is, they don’t agree with the Holocaust. There are some that deny, but I have yet to find someone pro it. The “police” obviously can’t realize, that someone is trying to set the orthodox jews, and put them in a bad light. My opinion is, is that it’s an anti-Hareidi person, who while doesn’t agree with what he wrote, still hates the Hareidim enough to spew stupidity. The only one who would single out, and write “Haredi World Committee”, would unfortunately be a Jew.

    Stickpick
    Stickpick
    12 years ago

    Some of these sprayed slogans spell out the identity of who would have/ did it. And yes it sounds like the kanoim again. Shame on them, they’re only losers.

    chaimme
    chaimme
    12 years ago

    Catch whoever is guilty and treat them like a terrorist. buldoze their home then either jail or deport them. They have no place in Israel.

    Aryeh
    Aryeh
    12 years ago

    Irony?

    Fullabulla
    Fullabulla
    12 years ago

    Clever. Some on the Forbes Rebbe list must be thinking along the same lines.

    Nobody
    Nobody
    12 years ago

    It sounds like a message of protest against the fact that the Zionists used the Holocaust as a pretext to gain a state.

    There is nothing anti-Semitic in that message, although it is certainly anti-Zionist, and probably anti-Israel.

    Oyvey
    Oyvey
    12 years ago

    Mordechai Hirsch of the neturei karta claims it wasn’t them. Points finger at Israeli religious zionists protesting the expulsion from settlements.

    Do you believe him or does he realize that his followers went too far and is trying to deflect the blame?

    Buchwalter
    Buchwalter
    12 years ago

    If this destardly thing was done by a “Jew”!!! than he he is happy that his forebearers/relatives went into a gas chamber asphyxiated and burned and their ashes thrown on to a heap. For this you have to live in the “holy land”. I would not believe this it would happen when I was in Buchenwald

    cool-3931
    cool-3931
    12 years ago

    I think its high time the askonim made a Graffiti Asifa… Just make sure those perpetrators and their like show up.

    Member
    12 years ago

    Suffice to say, Hashem is very real and anyone who might deter from the plan that the Jewish Nation ultimately returns to Israel the holy land might be in direct opposition of our G-d. I am quite sure that G-d did not need a message in graffiti painted on one of the most solemn places in the human world from all times.
    If any criminal thinks that he has acheived something in this display, let him look foward to the most heinous future either on this planet or in the world that follows.

    I am at a loss to think that any jew could think or make any such statement with of all things Hebrew in an occasion that counters the very direct human suffering and terror and hatred that was experienced by his own ancestors and people at the hands of the greatest criminals in human existence.

    G-d is not in my thoughts going to tolerate or excuse this behavior in any case and there is much at stake for the “zealot” who wants to denigrate the memory of 6 million just becasue today there is a positive experience for a jewish soul in the land of his ancestors.

    12 years ago

    Yad Vashem had better start putting 24 hour security cameras all around their property.

    proud-mo-israeli
    proud-mo-israeli
    12 years ago

    whilst I am quite at ease to believe that the hareidims are capable of most abhorent crimes against Israeli society (attacking drivers with rocks on Shabbat, calling fellow Jews “Nazis”, cheating the State by falsifying numbers of “Yeshiva” students etc..), I just cannot believe that they would do something as vile & disgusting as desecrate the national memorial to the Holocaust victims.
    If it did come out of your society, then really God-help you. If God-forbid that it came out of my society of National-Religious Jews, then God-help us. Whoever did this is are very sick individuals & the product of a very sick system

    jewishcat
    jewishcat
    12 years ago

    It should be kept in mind that Hamas members are known to be studying Hebrew.
    This is probably something that has been going on for a long time.
    Don’t assume Jews are the ones writing these graffiti.

    Buchwalter
    Buchwalter
    12 years ago

    These chareidim show the low level one can descend during pure hatred

    12 years ago

    Speaking as someone who’s not religious, I don’t believe for one second that it was organized Haredi Jews who did this.unless No Jew would desecrate a memorial to the 6 million, unless he was mentally ill.