“Such incident — an offense in opposition to the Memorial Website — is, above all, an outrageous assault on the image of one of many best tragedies in human historical past and a particularly painful blow to the reminiscence of all of the victims of the German Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau camp,” the assertion learn.
“We hope that the particular person or individuals who dedicated this outrageous act will likely be discovered and punished,” it continued, alongside an enchantment for eyewitnesses to share data.
Auschwitz-Birkenau, established in Nazi-occupied Poland, was the most important focus camp run by Hitler’s regime. Greater than 1.1 million males, girls and kids had been systematically murdered there, many within the camp’s fuel chambers. Some 6 million Jews had been killed within the Holocaust.
The museum mentioned safety on the 170-hectare web site is “continuously” being expanded however it’s financed by the museum’s funds, which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The variety of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany has been rising steadily lately, Deutsche Welle reported in February.
There have been at the very least 2,275 anti-Semitic crimes within the 12 months to the top of January 2021, some 55 of which had been violent, it reported.