Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on French synagogue

On Shabbos morning, two swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were found daubed at the entrance to the synagogue of Verdun.

Camille Miansoni, the city prosecutor, confirmed that an investigation had been opened to identify who the perpetrators were, “of these clearly anti-Semitic acts.”

Synagogue at Verdun
Synagogue at Verdun

The synagogue had not been entered by the vandals, which is only occasionally used for worship, said the police, who discovered the offending inscriptions. It also appears that the offenders had urinated near the main door.

The synagogue “was the subject of unspeakable vandalism and anti-Semitism” the Secretary of State for Veterans and Memory, Jean-Marc Todeschini, said in a statement.

“We will never accept that hatred and stupidity outweighs the principles of tolerance and respect, which are the heart of our republican model,” write the Secretary of State.

Built in 1875, Verdun synagogue is built in a Moorish style.

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