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Maramures: Anti-Semitic messages on 'Elie Wiesel' Memorial House; police already has suspect pool
Elie Wiesel

Police officers with the Maramures County Police Inspectorate have kicked off on Saturday an investigation into the incident that occurred the previous evening, when the front walls of the "Elie Wiesel" Memorial House in the County of Sighetu Marmatiei were vandalised with three, red-sprayed, anti-Semitic messages. 

According to a press release of the Maramures County Police Inspectorate, an investigation is currently underway in view of identifying the perpetrators and prosecuting them. There are surveillance cameras in the area where the Memorial House is and the footage will be analysed by the police officers who already have a pool of suspects. 

Moreover, the head of the Maramuresc County Council, Gabriel Zetea, stated that the institution he represents condemns such anti-Semitic manifestations and shows full availability to support the authorities with anything they might need for the culprits to be identified and punished for their deeds. 

The above mentioned release reminds that the Romanian-born American Jewish writer and philosopher Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize for Peace Laureate, was awarded the Honorary Citizen distinction (posthumously) of the Maramures County, based on the Maramures County Council Decision no. 179 of 29 September 2016.


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