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Greece: Swastigas on the Synagogue of Ioannina

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Photo courtesy of Alekos Raptis, Ioannina 12/09/2016

The exterior of the Synagoge of Ioannina decegrated with Swastigas by neonazis yesterday Monday September 12th 2016. This attack is one of the countless against “Jewish” targets in the country the past decades. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) issued the following announcement:

On September 12, 2016, the exterior of the Synagogue of Ioannina was found by local Jewish Community members desecrated with swastikas graffiti. The authorities were notified. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece issued the following announcement:

Vandal racists defaced with swastikas the exterior of the surrounding wall of the historic Synagogue of Ioannina, situated in the old walled city, the Kastro (Castle). Vandals drew swastikas also in some houses of the surrounding area.

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expressed the Greek Jewry’s repudiation for this hideous act and urged the competent authorities to work for the arrest of the perpetrators as well as for the adequate protection of the Synagogue so as to contain such incidents that stain the image of the city of Ioannina.

Athens, September 12, 2016

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

pictures from the attack

We start documenting antisemitic violence in Greece and elsewhere here: https://theshadesmag.wordpress.com/tag/antisemitic-violence/ 

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