Ukraine Jewish Headstones, Hungary Holocaust Monument Smashed
Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Ukraine and a Holocaust memorial monument in Hungary were destroyed in suspected anti-Semitic vandalism.
Ukrainian Police received a report of the vandalism at the Jewish cemetery of Uzhgorod in the country’s west earlier this week, the news site transkarpathianews.net reported.
Unidentified individuals smashed 19 headstones at the cemetery sometime between July 28 and Aug. 1, according to police, who urged anyone with information on the incident to assist with their investigation.
Separately, vandals in the northeastern Hungarian city of Nyiregyhaza are believed to have dislodged and smashed a large stone slab that served as a memorial for the local Jewish population that was murdered in the Holocaust, the news site szon.hu reported on Tuesday.
The monument, located at a central park on Dob Street, was placed there in 2004. The stone slab could have collapsed under its own weight, the news site reported, but the local police department said in a statement that there is cause to suspect vandalism.
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