‘Hatred must be really strong to insult the dead’: 2nd Jewish cemetery vandalized in a month in Slovakia (VIDEO)
The vandalism in Rajec may have happened in mid-December, since the cemetery has few visitors.
“Unfortunately, very few people visit the tombs of their relatives in Jewish cemeteries because there are very few relatives alive,” Jewish publicist and journalist Konstanty Gebert told Ruptly. “The hatred must be powerful enough that insulting the dead, even if no living are insulted, gives satisfaction.”
Gebert said the vandals must have had plenty of motivation, as the tombstones are heavy and great physical effort would be required to overturn them.Also on rt.com 'Worse than during WWII': Jewish cemetery DESTROYED in Slovakia, with almost 60 graves vandalized (PHOTOS)
A similar attack was reported earlier this month in the town of Námestovo, which is located northeast of Rajec, less than a two-hour drive away. Almost 60 graves were damaged by vandals there.
Police are investigating the two cases. It is not immediately clear if there is any connection.
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