Nazi hate attack: Jewish cemetery vandalised with pig's head.
Pictures of a shocking Nazi hate attack on a Jewish cemetery in the town of Gotha have horrified Germany, reports BILD.com.
A bloody pig’s head was found stuck to the middle of a Star of David on the graveyard gate at 5.30am yesterday. A sheet next to it, smeared with blood, held a chilling message: "6 million lies".
The horrific act of vandalism was discovered by paramedic Stefan 0. (32) as he was walking his dog, and he immediately alerted the authorities. Gotha police spokesman Detlev Kasch (52) said: “Next to the graveyard gate we found four partly broken glasses with blood-like liquid.” The State Protection service is investigating a possible offence of incitement of the people.
Shockingly, in the same night, a Jewish cemetery in the neighbouring town of Erfurt was also vandalised. The memorial plaque at the entrance to the gate and one of the cemetery walls were drenched in a blood-like liquid.
Politicians fiercely condemned the Nazi attacks in Gotha and Erfurt:
• CDU interior expert Wolfgang Bosbach: “The unteachable people will not die out – that is an atrocity that we can’t beat. It is not only unbearable for the victims and the relatives of the Nazi barbarity, but for the whole country.”
• TV presenter Michel Friedman, former vice president of the Central Committee for Jews in Germany: “The perpetrators knew what they were doing. It is not a petty offence but a nasty criminal act against the Jewish religion – dirty anti-Semitism that is morally, politically and legally inexcusable.”
•The leader of the German state of Thuringia, Dieter Althaus (CDU): “The full force of the law needs to be applied against this terror.”
A similar case to last night's incident in Gotha took place in May 2003 at the Jewish cemetery in Neustadt in Schleswig-Holstein, which was vandalised with a pig’s head. The neo-Nazi organisation 'Combat 18’ admitted the attack soon afterwards. As yet there are no clues as to who was behind the latest incident in Gotha.
Last year in Germany, 17,176 incidents of an extreme right-wing nature took place in Germany, 18 of which involved 'disturbing the dead'.