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Tue May 4, 2021, 04:50 PM

Oregon Holocaust memorial defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs

A Holocaust memorial in Portland, Oregon, was defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs.

Police discovered the vandalism over the weekend covering a wall of the memorial in the Washington Park neighborhood and appearing elsewhere near the memorial, the local NBC affiliate KGW reported. There are no suspects.

The memorial was created by Holocaust survivors who lived locally and includes names of their family members who perished in the war, Judy Margles, the director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, told the news station.




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Nazi swastikas scrawled across Oregon Holocaust Memorial in SW Portland

At least one person struck the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Southwest Portlandís Washington Park, scrawling swastikas across the memorialís stone wall, city officials said.

The vile vandalism, written in white, also included the numbers ď1488,Ē a symbol popular among neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, a photo reviewed by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows.

Portland and other communities around the U.S. recognize May as Jewish American Heritage Month.

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Happy Jewish American History Month!

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