Jewish cemetery in Norway vandalized


(JTA) — Several tombstones at a Jewish cemetery in Norway were desecrated.

The tombstones at the cemetery in Trondheim, in the northern part of the country, were vandalized with purple paint in an incident discovered Oct. 25, the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten reported. Also, “Der Furher,” a reference to Adolf Hitler, was painted on a nearby building.

Police are patrolling the area but have no suspects, Aftenposten reported.

Earlier this month, Ervin Kohn, president of the Jewish community of Oslo, expressed concern at the level of anti-Semitism in Norway, which he said was higher than in neighboring countries.

The word “Jew,” he said, was one of the most common curse words in Norwegian schools.

A survey of secondary schools conducted by the City of Oslo revealed that one in three Jewish students was bullied at least once a month, Kohn said in an interview with Aftenposten.

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