Synagogue in Bulgaria’s capital defaced with swastika, symbol of white supremacy

A wall of the Central Synagogue in Sofia was defaced with an anti-Semitic message and a swastika, Bulgaria’s Central Israelite Spiritual Council announced on August 22.

On the wall of the largest synagogue on the Balkan Peninsula, the inscription “14/88” was a predominant white number symbol.

In addition, an attempt was made to paint a swastika that clearly and unambiguously shows that it is not just a case of vandalism, but an anti-Semitic act, the Central Israelite Religious Council.

“We condemn this action in the strongest possible terms and call on the authorities to find the perpetrators as quickly as possible and to impose the toughest sanctions,” said the council.

This is the latest incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in Bulgaria following incidents where monuments were smeared with graffiti and tombstones were broken in Jewish cemeteries. The most recent was the smearing of anti-Semitic graffiti on the Zion Synagogue in Plovdiv in December 2020.

(Photo via the Facebook page of the Israelite Central Spiritual Council)

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