Shalom Life | July 31, 2014

Graffiti Thanking Hitler Sprayed at Holocaust Museum

Hebrew graffiti thanking Hitler for the Holocaust was sprayed at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 11th, 2012 in News » Israel

Graffiti Thanking Hitler Sprayed at Holocaust Museum

Graffiti written in Hebrew praising Hitler for the Holocaust and denouncing Zionism was found at Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.

A total of 10 slogans were painted on the museum’s walls, including “Thank you Hitler for your wonderful Holocaust that you arranged for us, it’s only because of you that we got a state at the UN.”

Yad Vashem director, Avner Shalev, has called the graffiti “a callous expression of burning hatred”, and is pointing blame at ultra-Orthodox extremists who are opposed to the modern state of Israel.

“One of the slogans was signed with the words 'World Haredi Jewry'," Shalev says, explaining that Haredi is the Hebrew word for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Spray painted slogans were also found on the red-brick Wall of Remembrance in Warsaw Ghetto Square, with one of them reading “The Zionist leadership wanted the Holocaust” and another reading, “If Hitler hadn’t existed, the Zionists would have invented him.”

At the cattle car, a memorial remembering the millions of Jews that were transported throughout Europe to Nazi death camps, additional graffiti was found.

"The particularly disturbing slurs included poisonous attacks on Zionism. The main motif was that Zionism caused the Holocaust," Shalev said.

Jerusalem police are checking CCTV footage around the museum in hopes of discovering the vandals’ identity.

Ex-Hasidic Jew Has “Divine Intervention” Over Sexy Photos Ex-Hasidic Jew Has “Divine Intervention” Over Sexy Photos TrendingPenelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Other Spanish Celebrities Call Israeli Operation "Genocide" Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Other Spanish Celebrities Call Israeli Operation "Genocide" TrendingWill Rising European anti-Semitism Lead to a 'New' Holocaust? Will Rising European anti-Semitism Lead to a 'New' Holocaust? Trending
 

Drake Beats Usher For Most R&B/Hip-Hop No. 1’s on Billboard

July 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Drake Beats Usher For Most R&B/Hip-Hop No. 1’s on Billboard

Drake made Billboard history, beating Usher's previous No. 1's record.

Read More

Daniel Radcliffe Trades in His Magic Wand For Electric Hair Clippers [VIDEO]

July 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Daniel Radcliffe Trades in His Magic Wand For Electric Hair Clippers [VIDEO]

The 'Horns' star cut a college student's hair on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night

Read More

Judd Apatow, J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino Join Forces to Save Film

July 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Judd Apatow, J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino Join Forces to Save Film

A few of Hollywood's biggest directors have struck a deal with Eastman Kodak.

Read More

Lena Dunham to Do Live Reading, Q&A at JFL42 in Toronto

July 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lena Dunham to Do Live Reading, Q&A at JFL42 in Toronto

The 'Girls' creator will also sit down with CBC's Jian Ghomeshi for an interview

Read More

Six Israeli IPOs to Watch in 2014

July 30, 2014 | By Michael Lefkoe, NoCamels
Six Israeli IPOs to Watch in 2014

A look at those Israeli companies that plan to go public on either NYSE or NASDAQ by the end of the year

Read More

Magic Johnson, Other NBA Players Call Off Visit to Israel

July 30, 2014 | By Peter Herriman
Magic Johnson, Other NBA Players Call Off Visit to Israel

Were originally scheduled to play at the opening of Jerusalem's new arena

Read More

Jewish Hall of Fame: David Rosen

July 30, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: David Rosen

The American businessman served as CEO of Japanese video game company SEGA from 1965 to 1996

Read More

Ex-Hasidic Jew Has “Divine Intervention” Over Sexy Photos

July 30, 2014 | By Peter Herriman
Ex-Hasidic Jew Has “Divine Intervention” Over Sexy Photos

After Brenda Rosenberg was injured in a car accident, members of her former community called it a "message" from God

Read More

More Headlines