By: Brent Parrish
It is becoming painfully obvious that too many people in Europe have either forgotten their own bitter history, or they regret the Third Reich didn’t achieve victory in WWII, and they would like to continue where Herr Hitler left off.
Vandals desecrated hundreds of tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union in northeastern France on Sunday.
Via National Post:
Hundreds of Jewish tombstones were found vandalized in eastern France on Sunday, hours after a Danish Jew guarding a synagogue in Copenhagen was shot to death. Frenchmen have been accused of three deadly attacks on Jewish sites since 2012: one at a school in the southern city of Toulouse, another at a museum in Brussels and finally one at a kosher market in Paris last month. Twelve people died in total.
[French President Francois Hollande] was to visit the desecrated Jewish cemetery in the small town of Sarre-Union on Tuesday, his office said. Of the 400 tombs in the Sarre-Union cemetery, 250 had been vandalized.
On Monday five teens were arrested for the vandalism of the Jewish graves in Sarre-Union.
But the Jew hatred didn’t stop in France. For the second time within the last few days, Jewish graves were defiled in Germany.
A Jewish cemetery in the northern German city of Oldenburg was desecrated.
Swastikas were daubed on the entrance columns, a wall and two cars parked near the cemetery over the weekend, the Oldenburger Online newspaper reported. Police are investigating.
Over the past few years, the cemetery has been targeted by right-wing extremists, one of whom was sentenced to two years’ probation for throwing paint balls on the gravestones.
But it is not just Europe seeing a disturbing rise in antisemitism. Last Friday 30 homes were spray-painted with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans in Madison, Wisconsin.
Via Arutz Sheva (emphasis mine):
Police in Madison, Wisconsin, are investigating 30 cases of property damaged by graffiti on the Far West Side overnight Friday.
The graffiti included some swastikas and anti-Semitic expressions, along with derogatory words directed toward women and minorities, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
Madison Police Officer David Dexheimer told the local WISC TV that garage doors, driveways and vehicles were targeted in the vandalism.
America has proven not to be immune from the skyrocketing global anti-Semitism, as several severe cases of violence targeting Jews have occurred in recent months.
In September, a yeshiva in the New Jersey town of Lakewood was broken into by a vandal who defaced the Jewish study hall with swastikas and other anti-Semitic hate symbols.
In early August, 60-year-old Rabbi Joseph Raksin hy”d was shot to death as he walked to a local synagogue in Miami, Florida. Reportedly Raksin was shot by two young African-American men who fled the scene after the murder.
There is truly something very sinister in the air these days.