Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Anti-Semitic slogans paint at concentration camp memorial monuments near Krakow

From: EJP
Anti-Semitic slogans on a memorial monument at the former Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp.
Anti-Semitic graffiti were sprayed Saturday on monuments in the Plaszow concentration camp memorial, near the city of Krakow, in southern Poland.

Words including "Jude Raus" — German for "Jew Out" — and "Hitler Good!" in English, were found in red paint on a large monument at the former camp. A smaller memorial plaque was also painted with a swastika and "Jude Raus."

It happened on the eve of a march commemorating the 67th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow's Jewish ghetto in World War II.

According to the Polish press agency PAP, the police have launched an investigation.

On March 13, 1945 a German SS operation targeted the Krakow’s Jewish quarter. About 8,000 people were transferred to the Krakow labour camp and some 2,000 killed on the streets or taken to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

The Plaszow camp featured in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," which chronicled efforts by German industrialist Oskar Schindler to save Jews by having them work in his Krakow factory.