Outrage, Disbelief Echo Over Latest Vandalism to New England Holocaust Memorial

Boston Herald’s Marie Szaniszlo reports that Boston community leaders came together on Tuesday to denounce the vandalism of the New England Holocaust Memorial, which has been desecrated three times over the last two months. A resident of a mental health facility allegedly damaged memorial flowers on Tuesday, while a 17-year-old was charged on Monday for throwing a rock at one of the memorial’s symbolic glass panels. Szaniszlo writes, “This week’s vandalism comes weeks after a 21-year-old with a history of mental illness shattered one of the memorial’s glass panels, which are etched with numbers representing the tattoos on the arms of Jews sent to Nazi death camps.”

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