German government slams anti-Semitic ‘Zoom bombing’ incident

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert says an incident in which protesters broke into an online Holocaust memorial on Monday and waved pictures of Hitler and pornography was “a disgrace, a despicable act.”

Seibert says the government expressed its deep regret to the Israeli embassy, which hosted the event, and to Zvi Joseef Herschel, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, and was giving a presentation when the disruption occurred.

“The vast majority of Germans and the German government are firmly resolved to stand up to any form of anti-Semitism in our country,” Seibert adds.

Berlin police confirm that a criminal investigation has been opened.

— AP