Vandals spray the word “Jude” at the entrance to the home of a Jewish couple and try to set the house on fire
Hemmingen – The house of a Jewish couple living in the German city of Hemmingen was the target of an attack, apparently on antisemitic grounds, the prosecutors said Monday in Hanover. The police opened an investigation. Prosecutor Thomas Kling said that on Saturday the carpet at the entrance to the house was set on fire and the word Jude (Jew) was spray-painted in red on the front gate.
“We take this case very seriously,” Kling said, referring to an attempt to set the couple’s home on fire.
The Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported that the couple has no role in the local Jewish community.
Rebecca Zeidler, a member of the Jewish community in Hannover, said she would report the incident to the Central Council of German Jews as well as to the Federal Government Commissioner for Combating Antisemitism.