Germany / 15-10-2012
Warener - Anonymous perpetrators sprayed hate signs and scribbles on the memorial monument erected in the vicinity of the Warener synagogue and also in other places across the city.
The cemetery is supposed to be a place for introspection. But the memory of the dead did not seem to match with the perpetrators' world view. The names of the fallen are engraved on the red rocks of the Warener cemetery and behind the Larch and Ivy shrubs, stands a stone statue of a woman.
On the night between Wednesday and Thursday, black dye was sprayed on the memorial monument. That's precisely similar to the act perpetrated on the memorial monument of the synagogue. The scribbles on the stones could not be deciphered. But as for the monument, the situation was different. In spite of the unequivocal words, the police is formulating its statements carefully. "Those words serve as evidence of the possibility that people with far-right background wrote them", explained Madeleine Camin from the police department of Neubranderburg.
On Friday afternoon, the sprayed words vanished. "We asked to get it cleaned right away", said Marc Olaf Stibbe, the legal advisor of the City Council of Warener. But near the fallen monument it was not so much fast. "Cleansing agents did not work. There was a need to bring a special machine from Rostock." Only two monuments were cleaned, but the words sprayed on the waste containers and benches spread across the region are still there. Swastikas were engraved on the inner side of the banister at the look-out.
Words of hate were also sprayed, with black dye, on the walls of the gymnasium at the Richard Wossidlo high school. Some of the words were cleaned and erased and cannot be read any more.