A Holocaust memorial was vandalised in Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki, officials said today, the third anti-Semitic incident since May.
Blue paint was spattered on the memorial remembering thousands of Jews deported by the Nazis during World War II, and a symbol spelling out "Christ the Victor" left on one of the monument's plaques.
A police source said this symbol is popular with Greek and Serb Orthodox nationalist hardliners.
The incident was reported yesterday.
The monument was erected in 2014 on the grounds of Aristotle University to highlight that the university was built on the city's Jewish cemetery after it was razed by the Nazis -- a fact largely forgotten by most Greeks today.
The cemetery had originally been created during the Roman era.
A month earlier, vandals had also smashed headstones in the Jewish section of a cemetery in Athens.
The attacks have been attributed to far-right supporters, including those from neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, which has been represented in Greece's parliament since 2012 and consistently rank as the third most popular movement in opinion polls.
Anti-Semitism remains prevalent in Greece. Historically there is also strong support for the Palestinian cause.
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