More antisemitic graffiti found in Mulhouse

More antisemitic graffiti was discovered in downtown Mulhouse, in France’s eastern Alsace region.

An antisemitic message was written on the stele erected in memory of Chief Rabbi Jacob Kaplan in the city’s the Square de la Liberté.

“The Prefect of the Haut-Rhin, Louis Laugier, strongly condemns these actions that undermine the unity of the nation and reaffirms its commitment against such acts,” the prefecture said in a statement. “Deeply shocked by these scribblings which have been discovered in Mulhouse for several days, I want to express my full support to the Jewish Consistory of the Haut-Rhin and the Jewish community of Mulhouse,” said Rémy With, President of the Departmental Council of the Haut-Rhin.

Several antisemitic scribbilings have been appearing in downtown Mulhouse in recent days. The city filed a complaint and a judicial inquiry has been opened.

“We are taking this case very seriously. The city has filed a complaint and an investigation is underway,” said Paul Quin, the deputy mayor in charge of security. “There will be comparisons made with other tags”.

Already in early November, the first antisemitic graffiti appeared on the walls of the Bollwerk, near the city center.


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