WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — The entrance to a memorial for the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising was vandalized.
The words “Jude Raus,” meaning “Jews Out,” were discovered Wednesday at the Anielewicz Mound in Warsaw, a monument to commander Mordechai Anielewicz and his fighters.
Police are investigating the vandalism to the monument on Mila Street, which was a busy thoroughfare in Jewish Warsaw before the Holocaust.
Anielewicz and the Jewish Combat Organization made their plans and directed operations from a bunker at 18 Mila St. The Germans surrounded the bunker on May 7, 1943. Most of the 100 resistance fighters and leaders inside the bunker committed suicide, though a few escaped.
A memorial stone atop the mound recounts the story of the resistance fighters led by Anielewicz.