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Memorial to Greek Jews deported by Nazis is vandalised

Commemoration to Jewish Martyrs of Kastoria was covered in black spray paint before activists helped clean it off

An illustrative photo of a Holocaust memorial in the northern Greek city of Kastoria. (CC BY-SA 3.0, David Shai, Wikipedia)
An illustrative photo of a Holocaust memorial in the northern Greek city of Kastoria. (CC BY-SA 3.0, David Shai, Wikipedia)

A memorial to the Jews of a Greek town who were sent to Auschwitz by the Nazis was vandalised.

The Memorial to the Jewish Martyrs of Kastoria, in the northern region of West Macedonia, was covered with black spray-paint on Tuesday, the state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

“In this place, on March 24 1944, the Nazis gathered the 1,000 Jews of Kastoria and transported them to death camps in Auschwitz. Only 35 survived,” the inscribed marble slab reads.

Local volunteers reportedly helped to clean the memorial.

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