Public Menorah Erected by Chabad in Budapest Gets Vandalized

Anti-Semitic Act Is First in Menorah's 24 Year History


Published December 01, 2013.

A public Hanukkah menorah erected in downtown Budapest was vandalized.

The menorah, erected by Chabad, is located in the center of downtown Budapest, opposite the Western Railway station.

A branch of the menorah was forcibly broken off, Judit Papp, a Hungarian National Police spokesperson, told the Hungarian News Agency on Saturday. Police are searching for the unknown vandals, according to the spokesperson.

Chabad has erected a public menorah in Budapest every Hanukkah since the fall of communism in 1989. It is the first time that the public menorah has been damaged.

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