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Newsgroups: alt.conspiracy,soc.culture.jewish,talk.politics.misc
Subject: CANADA: Montreal Synagogues Painted With Swastikas
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Organization: The Old Frog's Almanac, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Keywords: Montreal

Archive/File: fascism/canada/quebec montreal.0193
Last-Modified: 1994/04/18

Source: The Province, January 5, 1993


United Press International

MONTREAL - Seven synagogues in the Montreal area were painted with swastikas
and covered with anti-Semitic slogans, over the weekend.

Some buildings had swastikas spray-painted in red on the exterior, and some
carried the message `Juden raus', which is German for `Jews out', said Jack
Jedwab, director of community relations for Quebec of the Canadian Jewish

"One possibility is that this series of incidents was perpetrated by
neo-Nazi skinheads or members of the neo-Nazi movement," Jedwab said

"We think it was an organized attack," he added.

The incident was the first anti-Semitic attack against Montreal's
95,000-member Jewish community in more than two years.

Given the anti-Semitic and racist violence in Germany and other European
countries over the past year, Jedwab said Montreal's synagogues were very
fortunate to have been so lightly hit.


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