A kindergarten in Melbourne’s Albert Park was defaced with the words “4th Reich” and a Magen David symbol over the weekend, a report by the Australian Jewish News (AJN) on Sunday said.
A non-Jewish man noticed the graffiti as he walked by the Middle Park Kindergarten on Saturday and reported the incident to the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC).
ADC chairman Dvir Abramovich said that defacing a kindergarten, where children play and learn, with Neo-Nazi graffiti is “beyond words and beyond contempt.”
“Let’s remember that 1.5 million children were murdered in the Holocaust by the Nazis, and this graffiti is a death threat that should be taken seriously,” Abramovich told The AJN on Sunday.
“Melbourne is a city of strength and pluralism, and united we will fight back against this filth which is invading our neighborhood.”
The report said that the incident comes on the heels of a prior incident less than two weeks ago when a swastika was painted over a Magen David symbol on an ATM machine in Balaclava, a suburb of Melbourne.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)