73 Tombstones Were Destroyed in the Jewish Cemetery of Huşi, Romania this Week

Photo Credit: WJC / Earlier this week over 70 tombstones were destroyed at a Jewish cemetery in Romania

Earlier this week, the Jewish cemetery of Huşi was vandalized, 73 tombstones were destroyed. We are condemning this act of vandalism and hope Romanian authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice swiftly.

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania immediately reacted:

“Today, in contemporary Romania, a democratic, pluralist state where the rights and obligations of Jews, as well as of other national minorities, are the same as those of the majority, it is not acceptable for such an inhumane and atrocious profanation of graves to take place,” Aurel Vainer, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania, said.

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin also spoke out against the ignorant act of antisemitism: 

“Once again, we are faced with the terrible sights of Jewish graves defiled and destroyed, this time over seventy graves in Romania. I know the Romanian government is working hard to counter Antisemitism and xenophobia.”