WARSAW (EJP) – A memorial plaque on the Warsaw Ghetto Monument was vandalized, Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported.
A swastiska was sprayed on the stone tablet that marks the boundaries of the largest Jewish ghetto established by the Nazis in Europe during World War II. Police have launched an investigation.
“At first we thought it was impossible to remove the paint and that we would have to take the plaque to a conservation studio,” said Warsaw city hall spokesperson Magdalena Łan.
While the city authorities managed to wipe the tablet clean with a special paint remover, the plexiglas plaque will have to be replaced as the spray damaged its original inscription, she added.
Under Polish law, propagating totalitarian regimes and symbols carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.
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