June 27, 2020

Two Jewish monuments desecrated in Vilnius

Monument to Vilna Gaon
© PHOTO: LIETUVOS ŽYDŲ BENDRUOMENĖ
Vilnius - Two monuments of famous Vilnius Jewish historical figures were desecrated this weekend.

On a late Friday night in Vilnius, a monument to the Vilna Gaon was poured on some liquid of light color in Zhidu Street.

The second incident occurred on Saturday in Messinu Street. Unknown persons desecrated the sculpture of a doctor of Jewish origin Zemah Shabad in the same way.

The mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimasius wrote in Facebook that in the capital "there is no place for vandalism." He noted that the attackers, trying to weaken and insult the Jewish community, only show their weakness.
Monument to Dr. Aibolit (Zemah Shabad) in Vilnius
Source: sputnik news