‘Jesus Wins’ engraved on the Greek synagogue and the Holocaust memorial



JTA – An unidentified man has the words “Jesus Wins” painted in black on the walls of a synagogue in Greece and a nearby Holocaust memorial.

Thursday’s incident in Larissa, in northern Greece, was immediately reported to the police, but the man fled before he could be arrested. Witnesses described the man as middle-aged and said he held up a sign with Christian religious symbols.

Police are looking for the man, Larissa’s Jewish community reports on its website.

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In 1944, Nazi occupation forces picked up the Jews of Larissa and nearby Trikala and put them in a military garage. She and the Jews of Ioannina were sent to be murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau. According to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum, only a handful of Larissa Jews survived.

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