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Museum vandals 'thank' Hitler for Holocaust

2012-06-11 13:00

Jerusalem - Hebrew graffiti thanking the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for the Holocaust and denouncing Zionism were sprayed inside the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, an AFP correspondent said on Monday.

Seven giant slogans, including one which read: "Thank you Hitler for your wonderful Holocaust that you arranged for us, it's only because of you that we got a state at the UN" were sprayed in Warsaw Ghetto Square near the sculpture depicting the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

More graffiti was sprayed next to the cattle car memorial, which remembers how millions of Jews were transported from all over Europe to the Nazi death camps.

Other slogans read: "The Zionist leadership wanted the Holocaust" and "If Hitler hadn't existed, the Zionists would have invented him".

Another said: "The war of the Zionist regime is not the war of the Jewish people," fuelling suspicion that a small fringe of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who are virulently opposed to the state of Israel, were to blame.

No clear suspects

The red, white and black graffiti was written in both formal Hebrew characters as well as in hand-written script and signed "The global cynical mafia."

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld confirmed basic details of the incident, and said an investigation had been opened.

He said it was not clear who was responsible, whether it was "youngsters, vandals or people acting from other motives".

Yad Vashem is the main museum in Israel commemorating the six million Jews who were killed by the Nazi regime during World War II.

Comments
  • jaba.kov - 2012-06-11 13:28

    The 'problem' is that Israel is a democracy and harbours citizens from all walks of life, with difference of race, colour, creed, religion, lack of religion, political views, sexual orientation etc, etc.. Including 5th Columns, such as the Neturei Karta (a fanatical Jewish sect +/- 2000 memebers) ,Zoabis,Tibis and their ilk… Where are the security cameras? Anyways… all that has to be done is to check, to whom this crime profits.

      jaba.kov - 2012-06-11 23:28

      Neturei Karta are to Jews as al qaeda is to Muslims... with al qaeda you may add another 3 zeros

  • joseph.sabbagh.5 - 2012-06-16 06:00

    There is some truth in the graffiti although the means of expression is highly questionable. One must only look at examplese such as the Havaara Agreement between the Nazi Government and the World Zionist Congress, and early Zionist Rabbi's such as Weiss who deported Jews from Germany to Palestine against their will after the Second World War in collaboration with the Allied Occupationary Forces.

      LanfearM - 2013-01-05 15:25

      True. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes dealing between the Nazis and the Zionists that people never get told about.

  • vandal.svz - 2013-01-07 16:22

    One only needs to re-visit the pictures and stories to form an opinion! Naked women having babies ripped from their arms and then kicked around like a football for example. Part of a Zionist conspiracy???? One way of distorting what clearly is too much for people to accept. Arabs too are famaliar with reading and writing Hebrew or is that also not feasible?

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