Anti-Semites Spray-Paint Swastikas, "Dirty Jew" onto Home of French Jewish Mayor

FILE - The file picture taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January, 1945 shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms including Martha Weiss who was ten years-old, 6th from right, at the time behind barbed wire fencing in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. The German government has agreed to provide additional financial assistance for child survivors of the Holocaust, who are suffering increasing problems associated with malnutrition and psychological trauma when they were young. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the agreement reached with the Finance Ministry late Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014 would provide one-time payments of 2,500 euros (US$ 3,280) for Jewish children who were in concentration camps, ghettos or spent at least six months in hiding. (AP Photo)

Friday, November 9, 2018 was the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, in which Nazis committed pogroms against Jews in Germany, arresting or murdering Jews and destroying their homes and stores. It was also the same day anti-Semites spray-painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti onto the home of a Jewish mayor in France.

France3 reported that Etienne Wolf, the mayor of Brumath, was retrieving his newspaper in the morning when he found the graffiti.

Yair Rosenberg, a senior writer at Tablet magazine, has an ongoing Twitter thread regarding the seemingly increasing number of anti-Semitic attacks and incidents occurring:

Each day, we get further and further away from the horrors of the Holocaust, and we lose its heroes and survivors, as well as their first-hand stories. Incidents like this anti-Semitic graffiti serve as a heartbreaking reminder that it is important to speak up against bigotry and to ensure that such attitudes cannot and do not flourish.

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