Swastika Painted on Berlin Memorial to Roma Killed by Nazis

The Nazi symbol and a German word meaning 'Gas them' was immediately scrubbed off the memorial.

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This Berlin memorial to the Roma and Sinti of Europe murdered by the Nazis was vandalized. October 24, 2012.
This Berlin memorial to the Roma and Sinti of Europe murdered by the Nazis was vandalized. October 24, 2012. Credit: AFP
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A swastika has been painted on a monument in Berlin to Sinti and Roma people killed by the Nazis, the foundation that created the city-center memorial said Thursday.

The Nazi symbol and a German word meaning "Gas them" was immediately scrubbed off the memorial which was opened in 2012 in a city park close to the Holocaust memorial and a memorial for homosexual victims.

Up to 500,000 people were killed by the Nazis only because they belonged to traveller ethnic groups. Police are investigating.

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