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Vandalism Vandals defeated the old Jewish cemetery, located in the city of Delitzsch in Saxony. April 2010.

The period between 2014 and 2015 was marked by a wave of xenophobic vandalism, particularly against migrants. 229 cases of xenophobic vandalism have been recorded in 2014.

Most were targeted at immigrants (172), 39 cases were anti-Semitic, 7 cases were anti-Muslim, 4 cases targeted prisoners of Nazi concentration camps, 2 cases were anti-Christian. There have been 170 attacks on refugee centres, compared to 55 in 2013. In 2015, the wave of vandal attacks increased sharply. In total, 288 protest actions against refugees were registered this year. However, attacks on refugee reception facilities were recorded five times more than last year - 1,031 cases. These include 4 murder attempts, 60 injuries, 94 acts of vandalism and 8 cases involving the use of explosives.

In 2014, vandals attacked mosques in Gelsenkirchen (May 15 and July 14 ), Dresden (July 11 ), Baumveg (July 14 ), Wuppertal (25 and 29 July ), Aachen (29 July ), Hanover (August 3 ), and the monument to Holocaust victims in Wismar (4 July ), Berlin (11 and 14 July ), Chemnitz and Herne (July 24 )) Bad Nenndorf (July 28) .

In 2017, cases of desecration of graves in Jewish cemeteries, which, according to the investigation, were committed out of anti-Semitic motives, continued to be recorded in Germany. In general, the number of such violations constantly decreases. The situation with disclosure looks worser. From the response of the Federal Government to the question of the Left Party faction in the Bundestag, it follows that for the period from 2014 to 2017, 76 "attacks on Jewish cemeteries on anti-Semitic motives" were registered. Only in four cases have the perpetrators been identified and brought to justice. The vice-president of the Bundestag, Petra Pau, spoke in this connection with sharp criticism of the police and the prosecutor's office. The same category can be attributed to the desecration of commemorative plaques to the victims of the Holocaust by applying Nazi symbols on them. In December the swastika was found on a memorial plaque in Fürth (Bavaria). [2]

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