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Pig’s Head Left on Shul’s Gate Second Such Incident in a Week

June 29, 1990
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A pig’s head was impaled on the gate of a synagogue Monday, the second such incident in a week, according to a report in The Citizen.

According to Aubrey Epstein, president of the Brakpan United Hebrew Congregation, it was found by Rabbi Larry Weinstein when he arrived for morning services.

The police, who were called, to remove the head, say the perpetrators remain unknown. Epstein said the pig’s head was clean, with no marks of swastikas or anti-Semitic slogans.

That was not the case with the pig’s head found last week on the gate of a Jewish family’s home in the Raumarais Park section of Johannesburg. There, swastikas had been etched on the pig’s ears, cheeks and chin along with the words “Jews out” in incorrect German.

Meanwhile, a non-Jewish nursery school adjacent to a synagogue has been the target of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks.

Mrs. C. Donker, the supervisor, told reporters, “We bought the school several years ago, but because we have left the Hebrew writing on the wall outside our school, the school has vandalized.”

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