DESECRATION OF THE NEWLY ERECTED HOLOCAUST MONUMENT IN KAVALA Print
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:54
After two weeks since its inauguration the much disputed Holocaust Monument in Kavala was desecrated with an amount of paint thrown at it by unknown vandals. Though guarded by the police during the night, the Monument was found in the morning of Sunday June 21, 2015, covered with light blue paint.
Following the Municipality’s prompt actions, the city’s cleaning units restored it immediately.
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece in an announcement posted on its website expressed the Greek Jewry’s sorrow at the disgraceful incident. The announcement also points out: “At the same time we express our satisfaction for the immediate intervention of the Municipality of Kavala for the cleaning of the Monument and urge all competent authorities to take the necessary measures to protect it from those who aim at vandalizing not only the memory of the victims but the cultural heritage of the city of Kavala as well”.
Kavala Mayor Dimitra Tsanaka condemned the incident while stressed that this was not a sign of anti-Semitism.

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