Are Germans coming back? Site of Strasbourg synagogue destroyed by Nazis vandalised

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[This is from 2019. But still worth reprinting. Jan]

Marble slab knocked off plinth at site of synagogue ransacked by Hitler Youth in 1940

People pass by the memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue after it was vandalised overnight.
The memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue after it was vandalised. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Agence France-Presse in Strasbourg
Sat 2 Mar 2019 16.10 GMT

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A memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in the second world war, has been vandalised, the deputy mayor of the eastern French city said.

“A new incident of antisemitism in our town,” Alain Fontanel wrote on Twitter, posting a picture showing a large black marble slab that had been knocked off its plinth.

“Quai Kléber synagogue was burnt down by the Nazis nearly 80 years ago. The memorial stone which marked this tragedy was vandalised overnight.”

The town hall was working with the police to track down those responsible, he said.

The synagogue, which was the Jewish community’s main place of worship in the city, was ransacked by the Hitler Youth on 30 September 1940, then burnt to the ground.

“Sadly, history repeats itself,” Fontanel wrote on his Facebook page.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/02/site-of-strasbourg-synagogue-destroyed-by-nazis-vandalised

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