Anti-Semitic, pro-ISIS graffiti painted at Polish Jewish cemetery
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Anti-Semitic, pro-ISIS graffiti painted at Polish Jewish cemetery

‘Allah bless Hitler’ and ‘Islamic State was here’ among slogans daubed on tombstones in Sochaczew, central Poland

Illustrative: A monument at a Jewish cemetery in Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland is found desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti, March 2012 (Jedrzej Wojnar/AP)
Illustrative: A monument at a Jewish cemetery in Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland is found desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti, March 2012 (Jedrzej Wojnar/AP)

WARSAW, Poland — Vandals painted anti-Semitic and pro-ISIS graffiti at the Jewish cemetery in Sochaczew, in central Poland.

The graffiti, painted in the cemetery on Sunday night, included the slogans: “Holocaust never happened,” “Allah bless Hitler,” “Islamic State was here,” “Islam will dominate,” and “F**k Jews.” It was painted on the Ohel Tzadikim memorial.

The local Sochaczew Museum, which cares for the cemetery, has appealed to residents of the city for help in removing the damage.

“The museum for years has carefully protected the finest artifacts of the past of all cultures and religions. We discovered this barbaric behavior at the cemetery with disbelief; it is not consistent with human decency. As museum professionals and at the same time residents of Sochaczew, we are ashamed of such behavior,” museum director Pawel Rozdzestwienski said in a statement.

Local police are investigating the incident.

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