Josh Frydenberg poster smeared with anti-Semitic graffiti

April 4, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Vandals have drawn Hitler moustaches on election posters featuring the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

The posters were discovered in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn within Frydenberg’s electorate of Kooyong.

Some posters were daubed with the words “right-wing fascist”.

47-yr-old Frydenberg said: “‘Regardless of one’s political persuasion, vandalism is unacceptable.

It’s one thing for these cowards to graffiti a sign, but it’s another thing altogether to invoke the horrors of the Holocaust and the evils of Hitler and the Nazis.

These people should be ashamed of themselves.”

Josh Frydenberg mother survived the Holocaust and arrived in Australia in 1950 from her native Hungary.

The Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission Dr Dvir Abramovich, said: “We decry in the strongest possible terms these actions for what they are: a cowardly and hateful attack on our democracy and on our values.

It is sicking and chilling that seven decades after the Holocaust Jewish members of our community continue to be targeted by vilification and Nazi imagery.

We stand firmly with Josh Frydenberg and hope that those who perpetrated these crimes are swiftly apprehended and are brought to justice. We urge leaders across the political spectrum to voice their outrage at this vicious and obscene assault against an elected representative and to say that such abhorrent conduct will never find a home in our nation.”

 

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