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Berlin's Holocaust Memorial Vandalized With Nazi Graffiti

DW staff (win)August 24, 2008

Berlin's memorial to the Jews murdered during the Nazi era was vandalized Saturday, Aug. 23, only a week after a similar memorial to gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis was damaged, police reported.

Two people are standing next to a stele at the Holocaust memorial
Swastikas were painted on the Berlin memorialImage: picture-alliance/ dpa

In Germany's national memorial to European Jewish victims of the Holocaust, seven of the steles that make up the monument were desecrated with 11 Nazi swastikas in red and black paint.

Federal investigators have taken over the case.

On Saturday last week, a viewing window was broken and a fence pushed over at the monument for homosexuals, located across the street from Jewish memorial.

In response to last week's act of vandalism, 200 people protested in front of the gay and lesbian monument on Monday.