Jews, Christians and Muslims come together to paint over swastikas in Argentinian Jewish cemetery

(JTA) — After Nazi graffiti was found at a Jewish cemetery in Argentina last week, the local Jewish community wanted to do more than just paint it over.

So on Friday, the local Jewish community of Sante Fe, a province about 300 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, convened representatives of other religious groups for an interfaith ceremony to remove the swastikas painted in the cemetery, one in the area dedicated to the memory of Holocaust victims.

The ceremony included evangelical Christians, Catholics and Muslims as well as representatives from a host of local groups, and it was streamed online. A video showed several people brushing over swastikas painted near the ground, followed by a series of comments from representatives of different groups.

FULL ARTICLE FROM JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY

One thought on “Jews, Christians and Muslims come together to paint over swastikas in Argentinian Jewish cemetery

  1. The sin was against everyone, and had religious overtones. I commend the owners and guardians of the cemetery for convening representatives of several faith groups, and members of those groups, to become involved in the sin’s “undoing”. May cooperation here lead to understanding across the entire community.

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