Swastikas painted on Polish synagogue


WARSAW (JTA) — Four large swastikas and SS symbols were painted on the entrance to a synagogue in Lodz, Poland.

The swastikas, which were discovered on Tuesday at the Reicher Synagogue, were removed the following day. Police are investigating the vandalism.

Tourists first noticed the vandalism at the synagogue, one of two that are still in use in the city.

"This graffiti is a terrible showcase of our city," Symcha Keller, chairman of the Jewish Community of Lodz, told JTA.

In 1998, swastikas and Stars of David on gallows were painted on the Reicher Synagogue.

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