Memo­rial van­dal­ized.

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A memo­rial com­mem­o­rat­ing 1,484 Jews from Kavala who per­ished in Nazi death camps in World War II was tar­geted by van­dals on Wed­nes­day night, lo­cal me­dia re­ported. The van­dals ap­pear to have used ham­mers to smash the mar­ble memo­rial, which was erected about a year ago in the north­ern Greek town. “Ev­ery act of van­dal­ism on a mon­u­ment opens a new wound in re­gard to the his­tory and cul­ture of Kavala, a com­mu­nity that has al­ways been open, al­ways tol­er­ant and re­spect­ful of other cul­tures and re­li­gions,” the mu­nic­i­pal au­thor­ity said. Kavala Mayor Dimitra Tsanaka vis­ited the site early yes­ter­day to in­spect the dam­age, be­fore speak­ing on the tele­phone with the pres­i­dent of the Cen­tral Board of Jewish Com­mu­ni­ties in Greece, David Saltiel, ex­press­ing her con­dem­na­tion of the in­ci­dent.

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