Holocaust memorial vandalized

  • 2011-04-15
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Vandals in Lithuania have desecrated one of the country's most prominent Holocaust memorials, the "Ninth Fort".

Vandals drew swastikas on memorial plates and stole a granite marker bearing the Star of David, the JC reported. Lithuanian authorities condemned the attack.

During WWII, The Ninth Fort became known as the Fort of Death after some 5,000 Lithuanian Jews were transported there and killed. The Soviets used it as a prison for many years, eventually turning it into a museum in 1958.