Anti-Semitic slogans discovered near Nazi work camp in Lithuania


(JTA) — Lithuanian police discovered Nazi slogans at a former concentration camp.

The slogans "Heil Hitler," “Jews out” in German and a swastika were scrawled on the pavement near the HKP 562 labor camp in Vilnius, AFP reported. The graffiti was discovered April 22, two days after Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

"It is especially horrific that these anti-Semitic slogans appeared near two historically sensitive sites for the Jewish nation," said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.

On April 23, the Lithuanian government approved a special program of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius ghetto. The proceedings are scheduled for September. 


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