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June 19, 2006
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A South African man who painted anti-Semitic graffiti on his neighbor’s house was found guilty of a hate crime. Gerhard Barkhuizen was found guilty last week. He will be sentenced later this month.

Yad Vashem held a symposium with Serbian scholars on the Holocaust. The four-day event at Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, which began June 15, is aimed at discovering more about the experiences of Jews in the Balkans during World War II, when they faced deportations and persecution from both Germany and local fascist groups.

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