We feel it’s important to post this video from the Committee to Protect Jewish Heritage in Tarnów, Poland — a crowd of volunteers organized overnight came out to paint over antisemitic graffiti that had been spray-painted on the wall of the newly restored Jewish cemetery.
On Sunday, just weeks after the Jewish cemetery in Tarnow was rededicated after a more than two-year restoration, spray-painted antisemitic graffiti was found on the newly repaired wall next to the entrance gate.
It read: “Jews eat children Jadowniki eats Jews”. (Jadowniki is a nearby village.)
The Committee for the Protection of Jewish Heritage in Tarnow immediately organized a clean-up for Monday morning July 22, in order to paint over the slogans.
And local people responded.
This video was posted live on the Committee’s Facebook page.
Posted by Komitet Opieki nad Zabytkami Kultury Żydowskiej w Tarnowie on Monday, July 22, 2019
“We believe that the majority of Tarnów residents, like us,… oppose all forms of hooliganism, boorishness, anti-Semitism, or any discrimination and humiliation of other people, their origin, appearance, sex, age, etc.,” the Committee said, announcing the clean-up on Facebook Sunday. “Let us show that in our city, there is no place for this type of acts of hooliganism.”