Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at Auschwitz-Birkenau website


WARSAW, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Anti-Semitic graffiti has been found on barracks on the location of the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Nazi demise camp, the Memorial and Museum operating the location stated on Tuesday, condemning the act as “outrageous.”

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial preserves the Auschwitz demise camp arrange on Polish soil by Nazi Germany throughout World War Two. More than 1.1 million folks, most of them Jews, perished in fuel chambers on the camp or from hunger, chilly and illness.

The graffiti included statements in English and German, in addition to two references to often-used Old Testament sayings regularly utilized by anti-Semites, the Memorial stated in a press release revealed on Twitter.

“An offense against the Memorial Site – is above all, an outrageous attack on the symbol of one of the greatest tragedies in human history and an extremely painful blow to the memory of all the victims of the German Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau camp,” the memorial website tweeted.

Police are analyzing and compiling documentation in addition to reviewing video footage of the incident, after which the memorial stated it might take away the markings.

It added that the safety measures on the website had been being expanded however that absolutely enclosing the memorial website wouldn’t be attainable for a while.

Reporting by Joanna Plucinska
Editing by Alistair Bell

Barracks are pictured on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzezinka near Oswiecim, Poland, January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel