Germany - Nazi swastika daubed on Torah ark inside Frankfurt airport synagogue

Photo of the desecrated ark
(image taken by Rafael Erlich,
European Rabbi's committee)
Frankfurt
- A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt's international airport.

Frankfurt police said a swastika was painted on the cabinet inside the prayer room, which is located in the airport transit area.

The swastika was discovered several days ago, but it was not clear how long it had been there because the prayer room had been closed for some time because of the coronavirus pandemic, German news agency dpa reported.

Written scrolls containing the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, are kept in cabinets knows as arks and removed and read from during Jewish services.

Source: euronews