Blood-oozing pigs feet found hanging
on edifice honoring Swedish diplomat who saved Jews during
A group of American tourists visiting Budapest
were shocked to find a statue commemorating Swedish diplomat
Raoul Wallenberg defaced, the news website Nepszabadsag
The tourists found the statue covered in blood with blood-oozing
pigs feet attached to it and rushed to notify authorities.
Education Minister Gideon Saar called the defacement
of the monument a vile attempt to desecrate the name
of the person who saved tens of thousands of Jews to Nazi
genocide and another painful reminder that anti-Semitism
is not extinct.
Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of tens of thousands of
Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust by using his position
as envoy to the Nazi occupied city to issue protective passports
and shelter Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory.
Wallenberg was detained on espionage charges during the
Red Armys siege of the city and later disappeared,
never to be seen again.