Vandals daub swastikas, antisemitic texts on Dutch buildings, Holocaust statue
Amsterdam – Swastikas and antisemitic graffiti were discovered on a Holocaust memorial and buildings in Amsterdam Friday morning.
A statue in Amsterdam that commemorates a general strike in 1941 to protest the rounding up of Jews by Nazi occupiers of the city during World War II was vandalized with green and yellow paint — the colors of the ADO soccer team.
The graffiti was discovered ahead of Sunday’s match between ADO and Ajax in The Hague. It’s suspected the vandalism was carried out by ADO fans.
ADO director Mattijs Manders issued a statement condemning the incident: “We as a club strongly reject these incomprehensible acts. It is disrespectful and sad,” he said.