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Vandals Deface Holocaust Memorial

September 13, 1989
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Vandals placed a pig’s head on a West Berlin Holocaust memorial, the second desecration of the memorial this year.

Police believe a neo-Nazi group was responsible, but they have no clues and no arrests have been made.

The same memorial, located on a bridge in the Tiergarten quarter, and a larger one to Holocaust victims in Ploetzensee, were defaced early in January.

A group calling itself “Movement April 20” — Hitler’s birthday — claimed credit for the January vandalism. No one has taken responsibility for the latest act.

Meanwhile, vandals defaced a memorial plaque to Rosa Luxembourg on the shores of the Landwehrkanal in Luxembourg. Luxembourg, of Jewish origin, was a leader of the German Communist Party after World War I.

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