Dunkirk: Memorial plaque to Jewish victims of the Shoah vandalized

The marble plaque in the ‘Jardin du Souvenir’ in the centre of Dunkerque has been vandalised. The town hall has filed a complaint.

The plaque commemorating the arrested and deported Jewish residents of Dunkirk was vandalised at the end last week, users reported on Twitter. The newspaper ‘La Voix du Nord’ has also reported the news.

The marble plaque, which is located in the ‘Jardin du Souvenir’ in the centre of Dunkirk between the sub-prefecture and the train station, was shattered.

Several photos posted on Twitter show it in pieces, at the foot of the stele where it was hung.

The plaque pays tribute to the city’s Jewish victims of the Holocaust. “To those from Dunkirk and its surroundings who were arrested and deported as Jews,” the plaque read, followed by several names.

Ariel Goldmann, president of the United Jewish Social Fund, expressed his anger on Twitter. “It’s appalling, shameful and it happens every day! Enough is enough,” the community leader lamented.



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