Three skinheads have been detained in connection with an assault on Bratislava’s Chief Rabbi Baruch Meyers, according to members of the Jewish community in the Slovakian capital.
The American-born Meyers was attacked by four skinheads on Dec. 6.
The teen-agers’ assault began with verbal abuse and culminated in physical violence, which ended when passers-by intervened.
The attack took place at Rybne Square, where a Chanukah service was to take place the following day, and where a monument to Holocaust victims is to be erected next year.
“It is not anything new,” Slovak Jewish Association secretary Jozef Weiss said of the incident. “These things have happened before.”
Meyers, a Lubavitch rabbi, had been attacked in the Slovakian capital soon after arriving here in 1993.
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