Elie Wiesel was a Nobel laureate, Holocaust survivor, and writer who firmly stood against anti-Semitism. Now his late childhood home has been vandalized with anti-Semitic rhetoric. Police in Romania, where the home is located, are currently investigating the crime.
According to The New York Times. the graffiti was sprayed Friday evening and says, “Nazi Jew lying in hell with Hitler” and “Public toilet, anti-Semite pedophile,”
The Romanian parliament says they have narrowed down some suspects.
Romania recently passed a law regarding anti-Semitism. Anyone caught spreading anti-Semitic rhetoric can face up to 10 years in prison.
The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania said the vandalism a “grotesque act,” and this graffiti is an attack “on all the victims of the Holocaust.”
Wiesel is best known for his novel “Night” describing his experiences in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps, and the book is recognized worldwide as an account of Nazi war crimes.