New Jersey Holocaust memorial vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti


(JTA) — A Holocaust memorial in New Jersey and the adjacent synagogue were vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Swastikas and the number 666, which is associated with Satan and the Beast of Revelation in the New Testament, were among the graffiti painted in red on the memorial on Route 9 in Lakewood, according to the Asbury Park Press. Similar graffiti was painted on the walls of Congregation Sons of Israel, as well as on a white pickup truck parked outside the synagogue.

The vandalism was reported on Saturday morning and is believed to have occurred the night before.

In July, a banner with an anti-Jewish slur was draped over the Holocaust memorial in the central New Jersey township, which has a large haredi Orthodox population among its 60,000 residents.

No one has claimed responsibility for the vandalism, according to The Associated Press.

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