Anti-Semitic graffiti at Jewish event in Auderghem
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Anti-Semitic graffiti tags have been discovered at the cultural centre of Auderghem while a Jewish cultural event was taking place.
The incident dates back to 8 April, but is only now public knowledge. The tags, cursing Jewish people in profane language and referring to Hitler, were on a parking sign just outside of the centre. The signs were covered before visitors arrived at the event. The sign was later replaced, reports La Capitale.
Acting mayor of Auderghem Sophie de Vos (Défi) called the tags “disgusting, shameful and unacceptable”. According to her, this is the second anti-Semitic tag that had to be removed during her tenure. No formal complaint was made.
The Jewish community in Brussels has been dealing with anti-Semitism for some time, in the form of tags or slogans, and even the attack on the Jewish Museum on 24 May 2014.