Bag with Star of David, soap left outside Swedish Holocaust exhibit

Anti-Semitic literature also in sack found outside museum in city of Norrköping on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Cnaan Liphshiz is The Times of Israel's Jewish World reporter

An exhibit on Nazism at the Norrköping City Museum in Sweden. A bag emblazoned with a Star of David and containing soap and anti-Semitic literature was found outside the museum on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Screen capture: Sveriges Television)
An exhibit on Nazism at the Norrköping City Museum in Sweden. A bag emblazoned with a Star of David and containing soap and anti-Semitic literature was found outside the museum on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Screen capture: Sveriges Television)

JTA — A bag emblazoned with a Star of David containing soap and anti-Semitic literature was left outside an exhibition in Sweden about the Holocaust.

For many years after World War II, rumors persisted that the Nazis used Jewish bodies to produce soap. No evidence was found to support the claim.

The bag was left Monday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, outside the city museum of Norrköping, situated about 90 miles southwest of the capital Stockholm, the SVT broadcaster reported Thursday.

It was found one day after the opening of an exhibition titled “Nazism in Norrköping now and then.”

The incident will be probably handled by police as a case of intimidation, according to Peter Lyrander, a municipal official in charge of the security portfolio. There are no suspects.

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes recorded in Sweden rose to a record high in 2018, jumping 53 percent over the 2016 figures, government statistics show.

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