Swastika Graffiti Painted On Wall Of Jewish Cemetery Near Auschwitz

A swastika on the wall of a Jewish cemetery in Oświęcim, Poland, Jan. 10, 2021. (The Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau)

POLAND (JTA) — An unidentified individual scrawled a swastika and the Nazi SS symbol on a wall of a Jewish cemetery in the city of Oświęcim, Poland, near the site of the former Auschwitz concentration camp.

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The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum posted a picture of the graffiti on its Twitter account Sunday, noting it was near the former death camp that the Nazis built there in 1940, and where they murdered more than a million Jews.

The incident is “painful” and a reminder that “we need to keep fighting against all forms of hatred,” the museum wrote. The images were removed shortly after they were discovered.

The Nazis murdered three million non-Jews in Poland, in addition to three million Jewish Poles — half of all the Jews they had murdered throughout Europe.

Poland has seen a resurgence in right-wing nationalist sentiment in recent years. However, the glorification of Nazi ideology and symbols, which is common throughout much of Eastern Europe and beyond, is relatively rare in Poland.

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A Kielcer Yid
A Kielcer Yid
3 years ago

and why would any Kid want to live in that cursed country. The streets are still full of Yiddishe blood & for the most part a polack is an anti-semite from the time they are born. Yidden stop hiring Polish goytes to come into your home. The steal from you, feed your children tarfus. Not only did we suffer in the Polish murder camps at the hands of the nazis, YMS, but the miserable pillars were their willing helpers. And after the war when my fellow Kielcers returned to Kielce the miserable pollak goyim held a program. May each and every one be a kapporah for Klal Yisroel