Antisemitism targets even the dead. For the second time in less than a month a grave was found vandalized at the Jewish cemetery of Ioannina.
“The vandals chose the period of the High Holidays of the Jewish faith for the manifestation of their antisemitic hatred with the hideous act of removing the tombstone of a grave. Shame!,” read by the statement by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), the country’s EJC affiliate.
“The State as well as the local authorities need to take all necessary measures for the safety of the Jewish Community and its sacred sites all over Greece, and particularly in Ioannina, where the Jewish cemetery has been the target of hatred attacks repeatedly in the past. Let the dead rest in peace!”