The news of the arson of the Jewish section of Vienna’s main cemetery during the night caused a shock in Austria.
As reported by Austrian media, the president of the Israelite Cultural Community (IKG), Oskar Deutsch, complained on his platform X account that unknown persons set fire to the vestibule of the funeral hall at the fourth gate of the Vienna cemetery, where its Jewish section is located, at night. while “on the outside walls they spray painted swastikas”.
Fortunately no injuries were reported.
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Emergency services were called shortly after 8am on Wednesday, a fire service spokesman said. Gerland Schiff. As he said, the fire caused damage to an auxiliary building of the funeral hall. He noted that the fire had been burning since the night and largely extinguished itself. The Vienna police are conducting an investigation to identify the perpetrators.
The Chancellor of Austria, Karl Neuhammer, in his post on Platform X, unequivocally condemned the anti-Semitic attack on the Jewish cemetery in Vienna.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in our society and we will fight it with all political means and those of the rule of law. I hope the perpetrators are found quickly,” he noted.