A Holocaust-era monument at a synagogue in northern France was destroyed in a vandalism incident.
The vandalism at the synagogue in Elbeuf was discovered last week, the news website normandie-actu.fr reported.
Red paint was thrown on yellow stars that pro-Nazi French collaborators drew on the synagogue in 1942. The stars had been preserved as a somber reminder of that period in French history. The synagogue is not used by a Jewish community.
Police were looking for the perpetrators, the report said.
Elbeuf Mayor Djoude Merabet said the act was anti-Semitic.
“A little over 70 years after what happened here, this act is clearly the disgusting fruit of the anti-Semitism that is manifested [also] in the profanation of Jewish cemeteries,” he said.
Separately, swastikas were discovered twice last week on the walls of a sports center named for a Jewish family in the city of Issoudun, in central France.