Swastikas Surface in Dutch Villages

Swastikas and racist slogans were daubed on tombstones in a Jewish cemetery and on several buildings in two villages south of Rotterdam over the weekend.

On Friday night, swastikas as well as racist slogans such as “Foreigners Out” were painted on several buildings in the villages of Neanvliet and Geervliet.

Tombstones in a small neighboring Jewish cemetery that is no longer in use were also defaced with swastikas and the Celtic cross, the signature of a small far-right group operating in Holland.

There are no Jews, and few foreign nationals, living in either village. Police are currently investigating the acts of vandalism.

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