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Vandals Strike Swiss Holocaust Wall

August 17, 1988
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Vandals struck Sunday night at a memorial wall to the victims of the Holocaust that stands in front of a synagogue in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The vandals defaced the wall by spray-painting a Star of David and the word “lies.”

The revisionist vandals also struck at the kosher butcher shop, again spray-painting the Jewish star and “lies.”

The rabbi of Lausanne, Dr. G. Vadnaj, told the media he was shocked to learn that anti-Semitism existed in Lausanne in 1988. He added that, for his part, he saw it as deeds perpetrated by revisionists.

But Lausanne has a long tradition as a hotbed of anti-Semitism and right-wing activity in Switzerland.

Mariette Paschoud, revisionist historian, high school teacher and Swiss military judge who made headlines in 1986, is from Lausanne, as well as the Nazi banker Francois Genoud.

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