Swastika in Wellington

May 14, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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A swastika has been daubed on the wall of the Wellington Jewish Community Centre.
The incident took place early last Friday morning, Jewish officials confirmed, and police were alerted.

“It was fairly minor and nowhere near as serious as the attack on the Symonds Street cemetery in Auckland last year,” a Jewish official said referring to the defacing of more than a dozen historic Jewish graves in Auckland. “That tagging had other features (like the “88” tag) which clearly identified the perpetrators as neo-Nazi but this tagging doesn’t appear so sinister.”

Wellington’s Jewish Community Centre, which houses the city’s only Orthodox congregation, is the “focus of Jewish life in New Zealand’s harbor city capital,” according to its website.

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